This guide was created by members of the Library Staff. Additional thanks to Research Assistant Heather DeLaurie, SU COL 2016.
Welcome to the Employment Discrimination Research Guide
“Employment Discrimination laws seek to prevent discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, physical disability, and age by employers. A growing body of law also seeks to prevent employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Discriminatory practices include bias in hiring, promotion, job assignment, termination, compensation, retaliation, and various types of harassment. The main body of employment discrimination laws consists of federal and state statutes. The United States Constitution and some state constitutions provide additional protection when the employer is a governmental body or the government has taken significant steps to foster the discriminatory practice of the employer.” See LII Institute, available at, http://WWW.LAW.CORNELL.EDU/topics/employment_discrimination.html.