Civil rights involve the right to full and equal treatment regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion or certain other characteristics. A body of federal, state and local laws protect against arbitrary and unfair discrimination in many different settings, including education, employment, housing and public accommodations. Many of these laws permit the victims of civil rights violations to pursue claims and recover damages against the offending parties.
Civil rights involve the right to full and equal treatment regardless of race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religion or certain other characteristics.
Civil Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Employment Laws
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
- Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871 (Section 1983)
- Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX)
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
- Unruh Civil Rights Act
- Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA)
- Tom Bane Civil Rights Act
- The Ralph Civil Rights Act
- Equal Pay Act
- Los Angeles Civil and Human Rights Ordinance