Discrimination means treating someone differently, usually in a negative way, because of a particular characteristic. Federal law prohibits discrimination by employers and many other entities depending on the colour of skin, race, sex, nationality, disability, age, pregnancy, medical history, religion and even genetic information. Some States have passed laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, weight, and other attributes. This section covers the different types of discrimination prohibited by federal law; the organisations that apply every law and how to file a claim; detailed information about specific cases of discrimination; and much more.

Racial discrimination in Education

Racial discrimination in Education

The Office of Civil Rights (Office for Civil Rights, OCR) of the Department of Education (Education Department, ED) of the united States guarantees the enforcement of various federal laws on civil rights that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal …
Racial discrimination in Housing

Racial discrimination in Housing: FAQ

What type of housing discrimination is illegal when it comes to rental properties? The Fair Housing Act and its amendments at the federal level (title 42, sections 3601 to 3619, and 3631 of the Code of the united States) and many state …
Housing discrimination

Housing discrimination: Understand your Rights

Unfortunately, discrimination is a widespread problem in our society. A type of discrimination that receives a lot of media attention is that related to the availability and opportunity of housing. Do you know how can occur this type of discrimination? Do you …
What is the Discrimination?

What is the Discrimination?

In English, to “discriminate” means to distinguish, choose, or make a distinction. In daily life, when we choose between various options discriminate in almost all the decisions that we make. But in the context of civil rights law, unlawful discrimination refers to …