Government Agencies and Programs

United States of America

U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Titles I and V the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Equal Pay Act.

Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice

Enforces various laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, education, credit, housing, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and certain federally funded and programs.

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Collects and studies information relating to discrimination, and submits reports and recommendations to the President and Congress.

Americans With Disabilities Act Home Page, U.S. Department of Justice

The Department of Justice has authority to issue regulations for Titles II and III of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and to provide technical assistance and enforcement.

U.S. Department of Labor

Administers various employment laws, including wage, hours and workplace standards; safety and health; and retirement and health benefits. Administers executive orders and laws that prohibit discrimination, and require affirmative action, by federal contractors and subcontractors.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Employment Standards Administration, U. S. Department of Labor

Enforces Executive Order 11246, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination, and require affirmative action, by federal contractors and subcontractors.

Women's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor

Formulates standards and policies to promote the interests of working women, and to improve their working conditions.

U.S. Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy

Facilitates the communication, coordination and promotion of public and private efforts to enhance the employment of people with disabilities.

Job Accommodation Network ADA Hot Links and Document Center

Provides information about the Americans With Disabilities Act, including regulations, technical assistance, and accessibility guidelines.

U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board

Hears and decides employee appeals of personnel actions taken by federal agencies, including appeals involving discrimination and reprisal for whistleblowing.

U.S. National Labor Relations Board

Enforces the National Labor Relations Act, which prohibits unfair labor practices by employers or unions, and provides for elections at which employees decide if they wish to be represented by unions.

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Department of Justice

Administers the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, which prohibits employment discrimination because of national origin, or citizenship status, against U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and aliens with work authorization.

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

This is a good portal site with access to information about government agencies and programs.

State of California

State of California Home Page

This is the home web page of the State of California.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

The CDFEH administers California laws concerning discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.

California Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement

Provides a variety of services to the public, from wage claim adjudication and discrimination complaint investigations to enforcement of California's labor laws and Industrial Welfare Commission orders.

California Employment Development Department

Provides services under the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance programs.

State of California, Legislative Counsel

This site has information on California law, legislative bills, and the legislature.

State of Oregon - Official State of Oregon Web Portal

This is the home web page of the State of Oregon. The Goverment section has information on Oregon government agencies and law.

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries

This web site describes the laws and programs administered by BOLI, and it Civil Rights Division.

Oregon Commission for the Blind

Oregon Disabilities Commission

Oregon Employment Relations Board

Other State Non-discrimination Agencies - USA

Alabama - no state agency.

Alaska State Commission on Human Rights

Arizona State Attorney General

Arkansas - no state agency.

California Fair Employment and Housing Commission

Colorado Civil Rights Division

Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities

Delaware Division of Industrial Affairs

District of Columbia Department of Human Rights

Florida Commission on Human Relations

Georgia Governor's Office of Human Relations

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission

Idaho Human Rights Commission

Illinois Department of Human Rights

Indiana Civil Rights Commission

Iowa Civil Rights Commission

Kansas Human Rights Commission

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights

Louisiana Department of Justice

Maine Human Rights Commission

Maryland Human Rights Commission

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Mississippi - no state agency.

Missouri Commission on Human Rights

Montana Human Rights Bureau

Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission

Nevada Equal Rights Commission

New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights

New Jersey Division on Civil Rights

New Mexico Department of Labor

New York State Division of Human Rights

North Carolina Human Relations Commission

North Dakota Department of Labor

Ohio Civil Rights Commission

Oklahoma Human Rights Commission

Oregon Civil Rights Division

Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission

Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights

South Carolina Human Affairs Commission

South Dakota Division of Human Rights

Tennessee Human Rights Commission

Texas Commission on Human Rights

Utah AntiDiscrimination and Labor Division

Vermont Human Rights Commission

Virginia Council on Human Rights

Washington State Human Rights Commission

West Virginia Human Rights Commission

Wisconsin Equal Rights Division

Wyoming - no state agency.

Other Countries Non-discrimination Agencies

Law Resources for Other Countries

This list of links to sources of law in other countries is provided by

Canadian Human Rights Commission

The CHRC administers the Canadian Human Rights Act that prohibits discrimination due to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, family status, disability, and sexual orientation..

Ontario Human Rights Commission

This site is maintained by the Ontario, Canada, Human Rights Commission.

Mexico Comision Nacional de los Derochos Humanos

The Mexico National Commission for Human Rights.

Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

The HREOC administers laws that concern discrimination due to race, national origin, gender, disability, religion, age, and sexual preference.

Australian Industrial Relations Commission

The AIRC handles employment matters including equal pay for equal work.

United Kingdom Department of Work and Pensions.

The United Kingdom is developing policies against age discrimination in employment through its Age Positive campaign.

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