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What is Considered Discrimination

Arkansas Discrimination Law

Attorneys focusing on employment discrimination cases

The federal government and state legislatures across the United States have passed various anti-discrimination laws to protect employees against workplace discrimination.

These laws have resulted in many thousands of lawsuits against employers. At James & Carter PLC our Arkansas lawyers have extensive experience advising and representing clients in discrimination issues. We defend employers accused of discrimination and represent selected plaintiffs in discrimination lawsuits and related matters as well.

Arkansas employment discrimination laws

In Arkansas, state and federal discrimination laws are similar, prohibiting the hiring, treatment, and termination of employees based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or pregnancy status. Employees who believe they have suffered discrimination may hire an Arkansas employment lawyer and file a lawsuit against the employer.

If you are being sued in Arkansas court for employment discrimination, or believe you have a strong discrimination case against your employer, call James & Carter PLC at 866.716.3242 to find out how we can help.

Federal discrimination laws

Following are the most prominent federal employment discrimination laws.

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the cornerstone of American discrimination law, prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Civil Rights Act marked the end of racial segregation in the schools, workplace, and public places and created a paradigm shift for women, allowing them equal employment rights. Many subsequent discrimination laws have their basis in Title VII.

  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects men and women against pay discrimination based on their sex when working comparable jobs in the same business establishment.

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects workers who are 40 years or older against employment discrimination based on age.

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination of qualified workers based on disabilities. Failure to make reasonable accommodations for a disabled employee is a form of discrimination.

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Under the FMLA, pregnant women are entitled to receive 12 weeks of unpaid medical leave during a 12-month period. The law also affords the same leave to adoptive parents, foster care parents, family members caring for immediate family members with serious health conditions, or individuals with serious health conditions.

  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

USERRA protects veterans of the uniformed services against discrimination by prohibiting denied employment, re-employment, or retention based on current or past uniformed services membership or service performance.

Contact us for employment discrimination defense or representation

The skilled employment attorneys at the law firm of James & Carter PLC represent employers and employees in civil discrimination lawsuits.

We welcome the opportunity to be of service. To arrange a consultation to discuss workplace discrimination with an Arkansas employment attorney from our firm, please phone our office at 866.716.3242 or contact James & Carter PLC online through our website.


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