Types of Employment Discrimination

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination against U.S. workers at the hands of their employer. Get the facts on what constitutes employment discrimination and when to take action against your employer.

What Constitutes Employment Discrimination?

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against their employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (and pregnancy), disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, and religion. Under Title VII, employers are prohibited from the following:

  • Employers may not refuse to hire, fire, discipline, deny training or promotion, pay less, or harass any employee on the basis of their membership in one of the protected clauses.

  • Employers may not retaliate (take adverse employment action including discharge, suspension, denial of a promotion, or reduction of pay) against employees who report unlawful discrimination or otherwise assert their rights under Title VII.

If you have been denied a job or promotion, fired, paid less, or harassed at work based solely on your race, color, national origin, sex (and pregnancy status), disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, and/or religion, you experienced employment discrimination, and you should hold your employer accountable.

Employers who violate anti-discrimination laws may be required to pay damages to the affected employee. These damages may include:

  • Back pay

  • Future pay

  • The value of lost employment benefits

  • Emotional pain and mental anguish

  • Other non-economic losses up to certain statutory limits

If you have faced employment discrimination in your workplace, our Louisville workplace discrimination attorneys can help you obtain the justice you deserve. We have more than 20 years of experience in this area of law, and we’re ready to fight for you.

Contact Charles W. Miller & Associates at (502) 890-9954 to learn how we can assist you today.

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