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  • Affirmative Action

    For federal contractors and subcontractors, affirmative action must be taken by covered employers to recruit and advance qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. Affirmative actions include training programs, outreach efforts, and other positive steps. These procedures should be incorporated into the company’s written personnel policies. Employers with written affirmative action programs must implement them, keep them on file and update them annually. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Americans with Disabilities Act- A Guide for People with Disabilities Seeking Employment

    If you are seeking a job or are new to the workforce, you should become familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), a federal civil rights law designed to prevent discrimination and enable individuals with disabilities to participate fully in all aspects of society. One fundamental principle of the ADA is that individuals with disabilities who want to work and are qualified to work must have an equal opportunity to work. This brochure, from the Social Security Administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice answers questions you may have about your employment rights under the ADA. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration, EEOC and Department of Justice
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

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    By:
    South Carolina Legal Services - Columbia
  • Anti-discrimination Law Map (relating to Gay and Lesbian Community)

    This page contains a map of the states which have laws that prohibit discrimination in employment based on sexual orientation. Content Detail

    By:
    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Employment Discrimination

    There are several federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination against people with disabilities. These laws apply to all state and local government employers and to private employers with 15 or more employees. In South Carolina, employers are also subject to the South Carolina Human Affairs Law, which provides employees with disabilities the same protections as the federal laws. Content Detail

  • Employment Law Guide: Laws, Regulations, and Technical Assistance Services

    This Guide describes the statutes and regulations administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) that affect businesses and workers. The Guide is designed mainly for those needing "hands-on" information to develop wage, benefit, safety and health, and nondiscrimination policies for businesses in general industry. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Information

    Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. This web site contains information about (1) federal laws relating to: Age Discrimination, Disability, Ethnic/National Origin, Color, Race, Religion, and Sex; (2) Federal Financial Assistance Programs, (3) Veterans, and (4) Immigration. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination (Questions and Answers)

    This webpage lists frequently asked questions and answers about federal laws that prohibit employers from discriminating against their employees and applicants for their jobs. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Protections Against National Origin Discrimination

    Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on a person's national origin, race, gender, color, disability, religion, or familial status. This document explains your rights in more detail. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Justice
  • First Amendment: Legal Resources for the LGBT Community

    This web site contains legal resources for the lesbian and gay community relating to freedom of speech, press, religion, association and other First Amendment rights. Content Detail

    By:
    LAMBDA Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. The ADA also establishes requirements for telecommunications relay services. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • How to File a Discrimination Charge

    This web page, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) web site, shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter. Content Detail

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    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Immigration Status and Your Rights as a Worker

    This fact sheet, for workers, gives an overview of the ways in which immigration status may affect worker's labor and employment rights. Please consult an attorney to get an evaluation of your claims. The document is PDF format. Content Detail

    By:
    National Employment Law Project (NELP)
  • Race Discrimination

    This page provides answers to a number of questions about race discrimination in the workplace, including: 1. What is race discrimination? 2. Which federal law covers race discrimination? 3. Who is protected under the law? 4. Can I be discriminated against because my spouse and friends are of different races? 5. Can I be discriminated against because of the color of my skin or by someone of the same race? 6. Are racial jokes or slurs against the law? 7. Can I be assigned to a particular kind of job, or to a certain neighborhood or territory because of my race? Content Detail

    By:
    Workplace Fairness
  • Reasonable Accommodations & Your Rights as an Employee

    The packet is designed to provide basic information about reasonable accommodation for employees with physical or mental disabilities. Content Detail

    By:
    Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities