The laws prohibit discrimination in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. There are various types of discrimination based on a protected category such as age, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race/color, religion, sex, and sexual orientation or marital status. It is illegal to discriminate against employees or job applicants because of a protected category or a protected activity, including complaining about discrimination against you or another coworker, complaining about a protected activity or assisting with an investigation about a protected activity or discrimination.
The laws prohibit punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination including harassment. Asserting these equal employment rights is called “protected activity,” and it can take many forms. See our section on Retaliation to find out more.
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