Q & A – July 14, 2015

Q. What is unlawful discrimination in the workplace?

A. Unlawful discrimination is unequal terms and conditions of employment based on a protected status. Statuses protected by federal civil rights laws include: race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age (40 and over), disability, genetic information, and veteran status. States may have laws protecting other statuses. Common additions include: sexual orientation, gender identity, and marital status.