The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
The links below lead to EEOC publications on age, race, and gender discrimination, as well as information on EEOC law enforcement and agency procedure.
Keep up with new and developing EEOC discrimination cases by following the EEOC News Room.
Employment discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment. The main body of employment discrimination laws consists of federal and state statutes.
This guide contains library resources and information on Employment Discrimination in print and online. This guide does not provide legal advice.
Click on the link below for direct access to a content box on employment discrimination federal and state law materials found in the NCCU Law Library.
This guide was created by Adrienne DeWitt. It is maintained by the Reference Department.