Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
USA
A federal law prohibiting employment discrimination against employees and applicants based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin (29 U.S.C. § 2000e). Title VII specifically prohibits discrimination in the terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, compensation, employment benefits, advancement, employment training, assignments and termination of employment. Harassment and retaliation are also prohibited under Title VII. For more information on retaliation, see Practice Note: Retaliation (www.practicallaw.com/5-501-1430).
For more information on harassment, see Standard Document, Anti-Harassment Policy: General Drafting Note (www.practicallaw.com/7-501-6926).
Title VII applies to private, state government and local government employers that employ 15 or more employees.
bona fide occupational qualification is an exception to Title VII concerning discrimination on the basis of sex, religion and national origin.
Title VII is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
See also harassment

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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