Major Federal Acts and Orders Prohibiting Discrimination

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Year Legislation Summary Agency
1866 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, ancestry, or ethnic characteristics U.S. Govt
1963 Equal Pay Act prohibits discrimination of wages based on sex EEOC
1964 Title VI of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination in education based on race, color, or national origin OCR
1964 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin EEOC
1965 Executive Order 11246 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin OFCCP
1967 Age Discrimination in Employment prohibits discrimination against individuals 40 years of age or older EEOC
1972 Title IX Educational Amendments prohibits discrimination based on sex or blindness OCR
1973 Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination against those with mental or physical disabilities EEOC
1973 Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination against those with mental or physical disabilities OFCCP
1974 Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act prohibits discrimination against disabled and non-disabled veterans OFCCP
1975 Age Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination based on age, abolishes the mandatory retirement age OFCCP
1987 Immigration Reform and Control Act prohibits discrimination based on national origin EEOC
1987 Civil Rights Restoration Act prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, age, or disability OCR, OFCCP
1990 Americans With Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination based on disability OFCCP
1991 Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on race, sex, color, religion, or national origin EEOC
1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of student education records FPCO
1990 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses OCR