If you have faced workplace discrimination because of your gender or because of pregnancy, you are not alone. In 2005, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 75,428 discrimination complaints. It filed 383 lawsuits against offenders for unfair or illegal treatment due to race, sex, disability, religion and other factors. The EEOC recovered $271.6 million in financial awards for claimants without going to trial, often through settlements and mediation. Even more money was recovered in litigation. If you feel like have been treated adversely based on your race, sex, religion or another protected factor, contact an experienced employment law attorney about your possible claim today.
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Employment Discrimination Resource Links
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal employment discrimination laws. Its site provides information on federal laws that are designed to prevent employment discrimination based on race, religion, sex and other categories.
Disability.gov provides a directory of government information for people with disabilities and their families, service providers, employers and other community members.
Youth at Work
This EEOC site teaches teens about their federally protected employment rights and the laws prohibiting employment discrimination.
Department of Labor (DOL)
The Department of Labor defends the rights of workers at many stages, including job seeking, employment and retirement.
Laws enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Federal laws prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, pregnancy and disability. They also prohibit wage inequality between men and women.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
ODEP was created to help integrate people with disabilities into the workforce. Its site provides resources for people such as job seekers with disabilities, employers and veterans.
The Genetic Alliance, a not-for-profit coalition of advocacy organizations, provides resource links and legislative information pertaining to potential discrimination against people found to be carrying genetic diseases or conditions.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Home Page
The official site for the ADA offers links to federal resources, publications and guides.
This nonprofit organization focuses on advancing employee rights. Its site includes fact sheets, discussion groups and publications.
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