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Appendix A.  Summary of Federal Rules and Regulations

Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, and national origin regarding civil rights.

Title VI prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin under educational programs receiving federal financial assistance (applies primarily to the student).

Title VII prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

Pregnancy Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition.

Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is designed to ensure equal opportunities in employment for qualified handicapped persons.

·            Section 503 requires government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified handicapped persons. Applies to employment only.

·            Section 504 prohibits discrimination against the handicapped in federally funded programs or activities. Covers employment and students.

Disabled and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, Section 402 requires government contractors to take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified disabled and Vietnam Era veterans.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational programs receiving federal financial assistance.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended 1967 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (age 40 and above) in employment.

Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits discrimination in salaries on the basis of sex.

Executive Order 11246 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex in institutions with federal contracts over $10,000.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination in employment against a qualified individual with a disability.

Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides additional remedies to protect against and deter unlawful discrimination and harassment in employment and to restore the strength of federal antidiscrimination laws.

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