Discrimination

Answering Employment Discrimination Questions

Workplace discrimination first became unlawful following the Civil War, when discrimination based on race was prohibited by the enactment of the Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Acts. 42 U.S.C. 1981, et seq. Federal and state discrimination laws have since expanded to ban employment discrimination based on race, sex, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, color, and national origin.

Federal and Ohio laws against discrimination in the workplace are moving toward prohibiting employment discrimination because of sexual orientation. Moreover, several Ohio municipalities have enacted ordinances which ban sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace, including Cincinnati (Cincinnati Code of Ordinances, 914-1-S), and Dayton (Dayton Code of Ordinances, 32.03).

We Can Help Resolve Discrimination Issues

You can read more about discrimination issues on government websites such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website and the Ohio Civil Rights Commission website. However, these websites have a lot of information that is complex and can be frustrating to understand.

Contact Folkerth + Routh LLC Today

When you have questions about an employment discrimination issue, please call us at 937-260-4202. You may also contact us online. We have extensive experience representing employers and individuals experiencing discrimination issues.