Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on race, national origin, religion and skin color. The law prohibits harassment or any other employment action based on affiliation with a particular religious or ethnic group, physical or cultural traits and clothing including accents, harassment based on the perception or belief that a person is a member of a particular racial, national origin, or religious group whether or not that perception is correct and harassment based on an association with a person or organization of a particular religion or ethnicity.
It is illegal for an employer to discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of his or her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Title VII also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups. Both intentional discrimination and neutral job policies that disproportionately exclude minorities are illegal.
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