Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;

the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination;


the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older;


Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibit employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in the private sector, and in state and local governments;


Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities who work in the federal government; and
 

the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which, among other things, provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination.