- is a civil rights law that applies to employers, irrespective of their number of employees. Section 1981 prohibits race, color and ethnicity discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Other human rights laws such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963
, the Lilly Led better Act of 2009
and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
prohibit discrimination, harassment and retaliation based on sex/gender.The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- applies to employers with 15 or more employees/workers. The ADA prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation against workers with disabilities, including disabled employees who have requested reasonable accommodations and/or medical leaves, and employees with psychological and learning disabilities. See Our Webpage Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
.The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- is a federal law that applies to employers with 50 or more workers. The FMLA prohibits employers from discriminating against, harassing and retaliating against employees because of their medical leave(s) or medical leave entitlement. The FMLA also prohibits employers from interfering with a workers’ ability to take medical leave. New York City and New Jersey also provide medical/health leave protections. See Our Webpage Family and Medical Leave.
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