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Legal Basis

Title VII - 1964 Civil Rights Act

Federal legislation prohibiting sex discrimination in employment.

"It shall be unlawful employment practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin."

Enforced by:
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Suite 800
310 W. Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-3399

 

Title IX - Education Amendments of 1972

Federal legislation prohibiting sex discrimination in education.

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Enforced by:
U.S. Department of Education
Civil Rights Office
300 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606

 

Wisconsin Fair Employment Act

State statue prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, handicap, national origin, race, record of arrest or conviction which is not job related, religion, sex, sexual preference, and marital status.

Enforced by:
State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Equal Rights Division
201 East Washington, Room 407
P.O. Box 8928
Madison, Wisconsin 53708-8928

by Clark, Leslie A. last modified May 16, 2012 03:16 PM