Many times as a dedicated White Plains Employment Attorney, I will be asked what the importance of title 7 in a discrimination case. Title 7 is actually a short name for a federal statute which is found at 42 USE section 2000 A, and it is broadly a federal anti-discrimination law. It forbids discrimination of employment based on race, gender, national origin, religion and color, etc., people hear the phrase Title Seven and it covers a multitude of things. It applies in the employment arena to employers with 15 or more employees, therefore if an employer has fewer than 15 or more employees that statute is not applicable.
There is a similar statute in the state of New York, it’s the New York state human rights law and it’s found in the executive law and it prohibits similar forms of discrimination but it covers much smaller employers. It covers employers who have four or more employees and therefore it’s most applicable to small businesses.
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This informational blog post was provided by Jane Gould, an experienced White Plains Employment Attorney.