Tag: Civil Rights Act

Congress Approves Equal Pay Bill

Both chambers of Congress have approved legislation that will extend the deadline for filing a pay-bias complaint under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The House voted 250 to 177 in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (S 181) today. The Senate approved the legislation last week. President Barack Obama […]

Discrimination: Who is Protected by the Anit-Discrimination Laws?

Could you help me with a definition of race and color as it relates to discrimination? We’re trying to sort out our diversity and discrimination policies. We’re not clear on the distinction between race and color discrimination, and we’re not clear if the laws apply just to the stated categories, like black, white, Hispanic, etc., […]

News Notes: High Court Extends Deadline For Some Race Claims

  The U.S. Supreme Court has clarified that employees have four years rather than two to file bias claims under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, 42 U.S.C. Section 1981, which prohibits race bias in employment relationships. The decision makes it easier for employees to file such claims. The case involved a group of African-American […]