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Minorities in the Workplace: Discrimination in Employment

Guidle to library resources for research in minorities in the workplace

The Basics

While other employment law is administered or enforced by the DOL (and other subagencies), the best government resource for discrimination law is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC provides leadership and guidance while also handling individual complaints. Many states have additional or complementary laws regarding various types of discrimination.

Racial Discrimination in Employment

Gender Discrimination & Sexual Harassment in Employment

Age Discrimination in Employment

Disabilities and Discrimination in the Workplace

Sexual Orientation and LGBT Issues

There is currently no federal law against discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation; however, 21 states have statutes outlawing it.