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Civil Rights in the United States

Employment Discrimination & Employee Rights

Employment Discrimination

“Discrimination against an employee, former employee, or job applicant by an employer based on a characteristic or status such as race, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.  Employment discrimination may be lawful if an employer can show that there is a valid job-related reason for it. See TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964.” Black's Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019)

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