Editor: Robert P. Tinnin, Jr.
Victims of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking protected against bias
From: New Mexico Employment Law Letter | 01/01/2013
As an employer, you know that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, or national origin. You also know that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. What you may not know is that those federal laws can apply to employment situations involving employees and applicants who experience domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently posted guidance in a question-and-answer format explaining the commission's positions on these issues. Read More...