Discrimination

  • In all 50 states, federal law makes it illegal to discriminate based on: Race, Color, National origin, Religion, Sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), Disability, Age (40 and older), Citizenship status and Genetic information.
  • In addition, Arizona state law also prohibits discrimination based on: Race, Color, National origin, Religion, Sex, Disability (Physical or mental), Age ( 40 and older), Genetic information, AIDS/HIV (according to A.G. opinion)
  • The Arizona Civil Rights Act (ACRA) prohibits sex discrimination in employment. The Employment Protection Act (EPA) governs all claims of wrongful termination in Arizona. The EPA states that an employer cannot fire you in violation of any Arizona statute, including the ACRA.
  • The ACRA prohibits employers from refusing to hire or failing to hire, discharging, or otherwise discrimination against any woman with respect to the compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of her sex. The ACRA also prohibits employers from limiting or classifying women in order to deprive them of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect their employment status because of their gender.
  • It is not illegal to discriminate on the basis of sex when sex is a qualification that is reasonably necessary to the normal operation of business. It is not illegal for compensation or terms of employment to differ based on seniority or a merit system or a system which measures earnings by quantity or quality of production provided that the differences are not the result of intentonal discrimination.