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Do you believe you were fired because of a protected characteristic, such as race or disability? Federal law prohibits employers from making job decisions based on race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age (if you are at least 40), citizenship status, and genetic information. Many states laws provide the same protections; some prohibit additional types of discrimination, such as discrimination based on marital status or sexual orientation. It's also illegal for an employer to fire you in retaliation for complaining about discrimination or harassment.
The articles in this section explain common discrimination claims and provide information on how to assert your rights.