EEO Equal Employment Opportunity


Starting in the 1960s, Congress began enacting a comprehensive set of federal laws to eliminate major forms of employment discrimination.  These laws, which were passed to guarantee equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants, have been broadly interpreted by the federal courts, particularly the US Supreme Court.  States have also enacted antidiscrimination laws.  This module focuses on federal equal opportunity in employment laws:  scope of coverage, theories, defenses, and remedies under the Equal Pay Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the 2009 ADA Amendments Act.