Title VII & Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Title VII's prohibition of discrimination includes discrimination in hiring, firing, promotions, wages, job assignments, fringe benefits and other terms and conditions employment. It covers private employees with 15 or more employees, as well as federal, state and local government employees. The law also prohibits employment agencies from discriminating when they refer people for jobs, and it prohibits unions from discriminating with regard to their membership.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Comprehensive U.S. law intended to end discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin. It is generally considered the most important U.S. law on civil rights since Reconstruction (1865-77). It bans discrimination, including sex based discrimination, by trade unions, schools, or employers that are involved in interstate commerce or do business with the federal government (Title VII); and assures nondiscrimination in the distribution of funds under federally assisted programs (Title VI).

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