Southeast Missouri State University

Equal Opportunity : Policies and practices in employment and other areas that do not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, mental or physical handicap, or national origin.

Resources

Center for Equal Opportunity
Equal Employent Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Equal Opportunity Publications
U.S. Department of Labor - Equal Opportunity

Federal Laws

Affirmative Action

Age

Disability

Gender

Pregnancy

Race, Color, National Origin

Religion

Veteran Status

Affirmative Action

Executive Order 11246 – prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women and minority group members.

Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 - prohibits discrimination based on status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era and requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.
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Age

Age Discrimination Act of 1975 - prohibits discrimination based on age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 - prohibits discrimination based on age in employment for employees and job applicants 40 years of age or older.
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Disability

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications and requires provision of reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.

Section 503, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in federally assisted programs and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination based on disability in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
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Gender

Equal Pay Act of 1963 - prohibits pay differentials based on sex.

Executive Order 11246 - prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin and requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women and minority group members.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits harassment and other discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972 - prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
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Pregnancy

Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 - prohibits discrimination in employment based on pregnancy, childbirth, or other related conditions.
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Race, Color, National Origin

Executive Order 11246- prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin and requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified women and minority group members.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits harassment and other discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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Religion

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits harassment and other discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
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Veteran Status

Section 402 Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance of 1974 - prohibits discrimination based on status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era and requires federal contractors and subcontractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era.
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