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Discrimination based on Race, Sex, Age, Disability, Religion, Pregnancy, and Sexual Orientation

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 do not yet prohibit employment discrimination because of sexual orientation. However, 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). If you have questions about an employment discrimination issue, please contact us. We have extensive experience representing employers and individuals experiencing discrimination issues. We are here to provide practical, cost effective legal advice and guidance.

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