Federal Equal Employment Opportunity
Laws, Cases, and Resources

Part of the research materials on LLSDC's Legislative Source Book

Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

29 U.S.C. § 621 et seq..... - Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. - Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

42 U.S.C. § 206(d) - sex d - Equal Pay Act of 1963 - part of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

42 USC § 1981,1981a et.. - Equal rights under law / damages for intentional employ. discrim.

42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq. - Federally Assisted Programs - no discrm. - Title VI Civil Rights Act

42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. - Federal Equal Employment Opportunity - Title VII of Civil Rights Act

42 U.S.C. § 2000ff et seq. - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

29 U.S.C. § 791 et seq..... - Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - Disabled Rights - Sec. 501,504,505,508

See also:

29 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq... - Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

5 USC 1201 / 2301 et seq - Fed. employee merit & whistleblower protections | related laws

38 U.S.C. § 4301 et seq... - Uniform Services Employment and Remploy. Rights Act (USERRA)

U.S. Code Classification Tables (to verify currency of above U.S. Code cites)


Recent EEO Court Opinions

Daily Developments in EEO Law (selected and linked by Outten & Golden)

Justia - results for "EEOC and COURT" (sort by date order for recent cases)

Leagle (search words and phrases; recent results given or specify dates)

PLOI (search case law, typing in terms)

Selected EEO Congressional Research Service Reports

Affirmative Action in Employment: A Legal Overview

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): A Legal Overview

Americans With Disability Act (ADA): The Definition of Disability

Federal Civil Rights Statutes: A Primer

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

Pay Discrimination Claims Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Religion in the Workplace: Legal Analysis of Title VII...

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Sexual Harassment: Developments in Federal Law

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment


Selected EEO Government Resources

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission - Newsroom - Posters - Q & A

- - - Laws & Guidance - 29 C.F.R. Parts 1600-1699

Census Bureau - Equal Employment Opportunity Tabulation Data

Dept. of Justice - Civil Rights Division | Civil Rights Complaints | Equal Employment Oppor. Ofc

Department of Labor EEO Programs - Summary of Law Poster - Whistleblower protections

Merit System Protection Board - 5 C.F.R. Parts 1200-1299

National Archives - Equal Employment Opportunity Laws

Office of Special Counsel (protecting whistleblowers) - 5 C.F.R. Parts 1800-1899


Selected EEO Non-Government Resources

American Association for Affirmative Action (AAAA)


Downside of Diversity - by Michael Jonas, August 5, 2007, Boston Globe article

EEO Blogs - News Hub by Biddle Consulting Group's Inst. for Workforce Development

Equal Employment Opportunity - Google Books

Insight Into Diversity (eeo magazine)

Leadership Conference on Civil Rights - Equal Opportunity

Multicultural Advantage - Federal EEO laws and other resources

Understanding Prejudice - 10 Myths about Affirmative Action


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Last updated on May 2, 2019