The Employment Litigation Section enforces against state and local
government employers the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, as amended, and other federal laws prohibiting employment
practices that discriminate on grounds of race, sex, religion, and national
origin. The Section also enforces against state and local government employers
and private employers the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994,
which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee
or applicant for employment because of such person's past, current or future
Thursday, January 15, 2015
The Department of Justice entered into a consent decree with Clark County, Nevada, that, if approved by the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, will resolve the department's lawsuit filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 regarding compensation discrimination and retaliation.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Justice Department filed of a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education, alleging that the board discriminated against pregnant teachers at Scammon Elementary School.