Related Federal and State Literature

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Laws and Relevant Websites

Click a link below to learn more about relevant Federal and State Laws.


United States Department of Education

Dear Colleague Letter, Office of Civil Rights

Federal Law

The Equal Pay of 1963 (EPA)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)

Executive Order 11246

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Title IX, Education Amendment of 1972 (Title IX)

The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)

The Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

  • The act amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 stating that the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new discriminatory paycheck. The Act was based on a S.C. decision holding that the statute of limitations for presenting an equal-pay lawsuit begins at the date the pay was agreed upon, not at the date of the most recent paycheck, as a lower court had ruled.


New York State Law

Executive Order #19-Policy on Sexual Harassment

Executive Order #15-Human Rights Law

  • This order requires employers to take responsibility to act to assure that every individual within is afforded an equal opportunity to enjoy a full and productive life and that the failure to provide such equal opportunity, whether because of discrimination, prejudice, intolerance or inadequate education, training, housing or health care not only threatens the rights and proper privileges of its inhabitants but menaces the institutions and foundation of a free democratic state.


Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act of 2003 (SONDA)

Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation (EEOC)



Federal Government Sites

New York State Government Sites