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Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity

Information concerning civil rights and equal opportunity laws and enforcement.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Further, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, helps ensure equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

In Ohio, the 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. 

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