Discrimination-Free Workplace

This lesson provides employers and managers an awareness of issues relating to discrimination in the workplace and practical considerations for avoiding discriminatory practices, including discrimination associated with race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age and physical or mental disability.

Expected Completion Time: 30 minutes

Requirement References:
• Title Vii of Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, and national origin.
• Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants who are 40 years of age or over.
• Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities. The Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodation to facilitate employment of disabled individuals unless the employer can show the accommodation would impose undue hardship on the operation of the business.
• The Civil Rights Act of 1991 expands the scope of relevant civil rights statutes to provide Adequate protection to victims of discrimination, and provides appropriate remedies for intentional discrimination and unlawful harassment in the workplace.
• Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination.

• State what constitutes employment discrimination.
• Identify the federal discrimination laws in place to protect individual workers’ rights.
• Recognize the importance of promoting a discrimination free workplace.
• Identify recommended guidelines for employers and managers.
• Recognize the actions taken if a discrimination charge is made.