Arizona Civil Rights Laws
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Civil rights are the rights of individuals to be treated as equals under the law, which includes freedom from discrimination in employment. Most civil rights laws are federal, including those encoded in the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but states sometimes extend extra protections.
In addition to federal protections, Arizona's civil rights laws also make attorney's fees recoverable by plaintiffs.Below you will find Arizona-specific laws on civil rights in various different contexts, including whether private civil rights actions are permitted, applicable statutes of limitations, and pertinent code provisions. See FindLaw's Civil Rights section to learn more.
|Code Section||41-1401, et seq.|
|Agency||Civil Rights Advisory Board|
|Private Action Permitted?||§41-1492.08 (c): Yes|
|Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff?||§41-1481 (J): Yes|
|Statute of Limitations||2 yrs.; 180 days through the Civil Rights Division §41-1492.09|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact an Arizona employment law attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.Arizona Employment Laws: Related Resources
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