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 "Title VII", 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 (USERRA), which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee or applicant for employment because of such person's past, current or future military obligation..
Friday, February 26, 2010
The department's complaint alleged that Mort's Concrete and Mortimer violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) by not reemploying Sylvester in his previous position..
Thursday, February 18, 2010
the Section investigates complaints that SEAs or school districts are not providing adequate services to English Language Learner (ELL) students.
Under Title VII, the Attorney General has authority to bring suit against a state or local government employer where there is reason to believe that a "pattern or practice" of discrimination exists.