Employees have a right to:
- Not be harassed or discriminated against (treated less favorably) because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, disability, age (40 or older) or genetic information (including family medical history).
- Receive equal pay for equal work.
- Receive reasonable accommodations (changes to the way things are normally done at work) that are needed because of their medical condition or religious beliefs , if required by law.
- Expect that any medical information or genetic information that they share with their employer will be kept confidential.
- Report discrimination, participate in a discrimination investigation or lawsuit, or oppose discrimination (for example, threaten to file a discrimination complaint), without being retaliated against (punished) for doing so.
These rights are based on federal employment discrimination laws. Other federal, state or local laws may also apply to your business. Federal, state and local government websites may have additional information about these laws.