Discrimination in the work place touches Americans in many different walks of life. Thanks to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, all kinds of discrimination are barred from the workplace. In this article, we will briefly outline some of the different discrimination employment types that are protected by law.
The earliest discrimination employment law that was passed was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects workers or applicants from discrimination based on race. This means that workers or applicants can not be denied work or experience harassment on the basis of their racial group, their perceived racial group (whether they belong to it or not), having characteristics belonging to a particular racial group, or his or her marriage to someone of a particular racial group.