Race: includes verbal slurs or derogatory
comments, physical interference with an employee's working conditions, demeaning
drawings and the like, and creating a racially hostile environment. Also,
outright discrimination in hiring, firing, promoting, demoting and disciplining
because of race may be actionable. Religion: includes discriminating against
employees because of religious creed, beliefs and practices or the lack of such
beliefs. It also includes failing to reasonably accommodate such beliefs and
Sex and Pregnancy: includes the disparate
treatment of woman over men, pregnancy discrimination, and discrimination for
pregnancy leave. See also section on Sexual Harassment.
National Origin: an employee who is fired, demoted, disciplined or
otherwise treated unfavorably based upon where they were born may have the right
to claim discrimination.
Disabilities: includes any employee who is subject to adverse action
by an employer because of a physical disability, mental disability, or medical
condition. It also includes an employer failing to reasonably accommodate a
disability or medical condition.