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What is Employment Discrimination?

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What is Employment Discrimination?

Employment discrimination occurs when an employer, government entity, labor union or employment agency violates state or federal antidiscrimination laws which prohibit most employers from discriminating against an individual because of:

Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Race.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Color.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Religion.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Age (40 years or more).
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Sex (including pregnancy and childbirth).
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)National origin.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Physical or mental disability.

Generally it is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment including:

Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Hiring and firing.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Compensation.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Assignment.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Classification of employees.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Transfer.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Promotion.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Layoff.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Recall.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Job advertisements.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Recruitment.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Testing.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Use of company facilities.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Training and apprenticeship programs.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Fringe benefits.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Pay.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Retirement plans.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Disability leave.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Other terms and conditions of employment.

Discriminatory practices under these laws also include:

Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or age.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Retaliation against an individual for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in an investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Employment decisions based on stereotypes or assumptions about the abilities, traits, or performance of individuals of a certain sex, race, age, religion, or ethnic group, or individuals with disabilities.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Denying employment opportunities to a person because of marriage to, or association with, an individual of a particular race, religion, national origin, or an individual with a disability.
Pittsburgh PA Employment Law Help Center(sm)Discrimination because of participation in schools or places of worship associated with a particular racial, ethnic, or religious group.

Employers are required to post notices to all employees advising them of their rights under the laws. Such notices must be accessible, as needed, to persons with visual or other disabilities that affect reading. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal antidiscrimination employment laws and investigates  violations.

Many states and municipalities also have enacted protections against discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, status as a parent, marital status and political affiliation.

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