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Federal Laws & Regulations

Cal Poly Pomona complies with federal and state laws relating to non-discrimination, affirmative action, and accessibility to individuals with disabilities. Here are relevant federal and state laws and regulations. (Please click on the heading)

Age Discrimination Act of 1967

Specifies that it is unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of such individual's age.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990

Called by sponsors the "Emancipation Proclamation for those with Disabilities," the law prohibits discrimination against qualified people with disabilities in employment, public services and transportation, public accommodation, and telecommunications services.

ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA)

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) was enacted on September 25, 2008, and became effective on January 1, 2009. The law made a number of significant changes to the definition of “disability” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It also directed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to amend its ADA regulations to reflect the changes made by the ADAAA. The EEOC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on September 23, 2009. The final regulations were approved by a bipartisan vote and were published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2011.

Civil Rights Act of 1964

"The law reads: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987

"Overturns the U.S. Supreme Court's 1984 decision in Grove City v. Bell, and specifies that recipients of federal funds must comply with civil rights laws in all areas, not just in a particular program or activity that receives federal funding. Applies to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act."

Civil Rights Act of 1991

The purposes of the Act are (1) to provide appropriate remedies for intentional discrimination and unlawful harassment in the workplaces; (2) to codify the concepts of "business necessity" and "job related" enunciated by the Supreme Court in Griggs v. Duke Power Co. , (1971), and in other Supreme Court decisions. The Act provides for compensation and punitive damages and jury trials in cases of sex, religious, and disability bias.

Equal Pay Act

"Prohibits employers doing business with the Federal Government from discriminating in employment because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Employers must also take positive measures to hire and promote qualified minorities and women.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines on Sexual Harassment

"Prohibits unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which imposes requirement of sexual cooperation as a condition of employment."

Executive Order No. 11246 as Amended

Prohibits employers doing business with the Federal Government from discriminating in employment because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Employers must also take positive measures to hire and promote qualified minorities and women.

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

"Requires employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for employees for childbirth, adoption, recovery from a serious illness, or for the care of a seriously ill family member. Employees would be entitled to the same or an equivalent position upon returning from leave and to the continuation of health benefits during leave."

Federal Regulations on Affirmative Action

Description of federal requirements for contents of affirmative action programs.

Genetic Information

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimation Act of 2008 (GINA) prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants and harassment because of genetic information. The law also prohibits unlawful acquisition or disclosure of genetic information.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985

Prohibits discrimination against any person because of national origin or citizenship status in hiring, recruitment, or referral for a fee for employment or discharging from employment, except for unauthorized aliens.

Rehabilitation Act - Section 503

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination and requires employers with federal contracts or subcontracts that exceed $10,000 to take affirmative action to hire, retain, and promote qualified individuals with disabilities.

Rehabilitation Act - Section 504

Guarantees the rights of disabled people to equal opportunity in all programs and activities which receive federal financial assistance.

Rehabilitation Act - Section 508

Requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities.

Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993

Requires federal, state and local governments to demonstrate a compelling interest before burdening an individual's exercise of religion.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity of 1972

"Makes it unlawful to discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Creates Equal Employment Opportunity Commission as enforcement agency."

Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments

Provides that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistant Act of 1974

"Affirmative action obligations of contractors and subcontractors for disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era."