These laws also prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or color, gender (sex), age, religion, national origin and ancestry (ethnicity), or sexual orientation which includes gender identity and gender expression as well as a person’s sexuality.
The primary source of these protections is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, a federal law that applies to employers throughout the United States.
Our Maine employment attorneys have successfully represented employees located in almost every city and town throughout Maine, including Portland, Bangor, Augusta, Lewiston, Kittery, Wells, Sanford, Kennebunk, Biddeford, Old Orchard Beach, South Portland, Westbrook, Gorham, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Freeport, Brunswick, Bath, Lewiston, Auburn, Gardiner, Waterville, Skowhegan, Camden, Rockland, Belfast, Newport, Ellsworth, Bar Harbor, Machias, Calais, Houlton, and Presque Isle.
Many Types of Workplace Discrimination Are Illegal Maine employers are prohibited by federal and state laws from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of physical and mental disability; prior use (or expected future use) of medical leave; and past complaints by an employee of discrimination, illegal conduct by the employer, failure to pay overtime, and/or unsafe conditions in the workplace.
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