The Pregnancy Discrimination Act prevents discrimination related to pregnancy for businesses with 15 or more employees. In addition to blatant discrimination, such as termination or retaliatory actions, pregnancy discrimination can also include more insidious events, such as failure to promote or a reduction of hours.
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects employees from unscrupulous practices based on age. This discrimination can include a refusal to provide retirement benefits, refusal to hire, or reduction of health benefits.
Across all 50 States, employers are prohibited from discriminating based on sex or gender. From unequal pay to sexual harassment, employees of both genders have the right to perform their duties without discrimination.
Racial discrimination is often extremely difficult to prove. Many employers disguise their actions as justifiable business practices. However, racial discrimination is illegal and punishable by law.
Once you have been employed by a company, they are required to make reasonable accommodations for your disability. Disability discrimination may involve a refusal to accommodate, reduction of compensation packages or refusal to provide accessible working conditions.