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A Chart of Employment Laws for LGBTQ Community

ASU's Work -Life Law and Policy Clinic informs individuals about employment law matters. This chart shows a sampling of employment laws  and how they affect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Community.


You and the Law: Employment Discrimination

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age and handicap. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, an employer cannot:




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Question: My employer is now requiring me to get a physical to return into work due to me mentioning that I need to be seen for mental issues and problems I have been having. Can they require me to do this?
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Question: I have been employed at the same job for 9 years. Can my employer ask my age? Ask if I'm going to retire? Ask if I filed for Social Security? Ask how much I will be receiving every month then cut my hours from 40 per week to 24 per week? Tell me my job is guaranteed to the end of the year and then it depends if he will keep me. I have over 24 years experience and he was going to lay me off and keep the person in their 30's who has 5 years experience because they made $6,000 less than me. Can he do this since I'm a senior citizen?
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Question: How many employees must an employer have to fall under Arizona's age discrimination laws
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Question: I was recently laid off work as a biomedical technican, allegedly for "reduction in force" needs. I suspect that my selection for dismissal was primarily based on my age (44yo), as a recently highed 22yo female technician was retained despite having almost no experience and still being trained. I can't afford high lawyer consult fees so what can I do to determine if I have a valid claim?
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Question: I just have one question. A week ago my supervisior came to the job site on Sunday and he was clearly under the influence. He made a comment to me that someone needs to be fired and that this is not Poland where you ride donkeys and play Mickey Mouse games. Yes I am Polish and this just rubbed me the wrong way. I just want to know if I have a chance to file a case against the employer?
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