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A number of federal and state laws make it illegal to discriminate against a current or prospective employee on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability or national origin.

Federal Laws

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with regulating and disseminating anti-discrimination laws in the workplace. The most important of these laws is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Other laws include the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act, and laws prohibiting retaliation for complaining of discrimination in the workplace.

Click here for fact sheets about the various anti-discrimination laws:

State Laws

On the state level, states have their own statutes addressing discrimination in the workplace.

In the state of Florida, the statute is chapter 760 of Title XLIV of the state Civil Rights Act. The Florida statute prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or marital status in the hiring, licensing and training of employees.

Read the full text of the statute here (in english only):

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