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Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity

Information concerning civil rights and equal opportunity laws and enforcement.

Federal Laws and Enforcement 

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, transgender status, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

State Laws and Enforcement

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) enforces state laws against discrimination in employment, places of public accommodation, housing, credit, and disability in higher education on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, ancestry, military status or familial status. OCRC assists businesses to create a bias-free and productive workforce, by offering information, training, and mediation. 

Posters Download

Download Civil rights and labor law posters from the Department of Job and Family Services. Includes:

  • Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law
  • Your Rights Under the Fair Labor Standards Act - Federal Minimum Wage
  • You Have the Right to a Safe and Healthful Workplace. It's the Law.
  • Notice Employee Polygraph Protection Act
  • Your Rights Under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993
  • Your Rights Under USERRA
  • Ohio Fair Employment Practice Law
  • State of Ohio Minimum Wage
  • State of Ohio Minor Labor Laws
  • Notice to Employees
  • No Smoking