Title VII and the MHRA
The federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Maine Human Rights Act, make it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against any individual on the basis of their membership in a “protected class.” “Protected classes” under these laws include: race, color, national origin, sex, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Not only do these laws prohibit an employer, through its management, from discriminating against employees based on their membership in any of these protected classes, they also require an employer to take meaningful action to address any employee complaints of discrimination by co-workers. In addition, these laws prevent an employer from retaliating against an employee because that employee has reported discrimination.
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