Skip to main content

Are you a legal professional? Visit our professional site

Please enter a legal issue and/or a location
Begin typing to search, use arrow keys to navigate, use enter to select

Discrimination Overview

Anti-discrimination laws have helped thousands of people join the workforce and become financially independent, useful members of society. Although each state may have its own set of laws, the federal suite of employment discrimination laws is the minimum protection employers must provide to their employees. Employers generally cannot discriminate in their hiring, firing, promotion, or compensation practices on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or disability unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification -- in other words, a quality that someone must possess in order to perform the job well. Read through this section to get a general overview of the federal and state protections against employment discrimination.

Learn About Discrimination Overview

You Don’t Have To Solve This on Your Own – Get a Lawyer’s Help

Meeting with a lawyer can help you understand your options and how to best protect your rights. Visit our attorney directory to find a lawyer near you who can help.

Or contact an attorney near you:
Copied to clipboard

Find a Lawyer

More Options