What Employers Need To Know about Title VII
Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act bars discrimination in hiring, firing and other employment practices. These include compensation, classification, training and opportunities for advancement.
Although this statute is directed at businesses with 15 or more full- time employees, all businesses, regardless of size, should comply with this law as a best practice. Protected classes include race, color, biological sex, creed or religion, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, age, veteran status, citizenship, and physical or mental disabilities. Government employment and many states also include gender identity, financial status and sexual orientation as protected classes.