The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights
Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the
most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination
on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
The Justice Department's investigation found that Sonus required the complainant, a lawful permanent resident it had hired, to produce a new employment eligibility document when her Permanent Resident Card expired, even though the Form I-9 and E-Verify rules prohibit this practice.
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park for refusing to allow families with children to live in certain areas of the park, in violation of the Fair Housing Act.
The Departments of Justice and Education release joint civil rights guidance to schools on how to meet their obligations under federal civil rights law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin.