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  1. Disparate treatment
    intentional discrimination against a particular individual

    discrimination that exists when an employer intentionally discriminates agains a person on the bases of the person's race, color, religion, sex or national origin

    intentional discrimination against a particular individual because of membership in a protected class
  2. Protected class
    group protected by antidiscrimination laws
  3. Disparate impact
    fair policy disproportionately affecting protected class of persons

    discrimination resuting from neutral employment practice that has different effect on a protected class

  4. Hostile Work Environment
    alteration of terms or conditions of employment by harrassment and abuse based on employee's membership in a protected class

    type of Tittle VII violation that results from unwelcome sexual conduct that poisons the workplace

  5. Polygraph
    lie detector
  6. Discrimination
    general category of conduct agains a person based on the person's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or other personal characteristic
  7. Equal Pay Act
    law that forbids paying male and female employees different wages for substantially equal work

    outlaws discrimination in pay based on the sex of the worker
  8. Employee Polygraph Protection Act
    law that forbids requiring employees to take a lie detector test exept in certain limited situations
  9. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (EDEA)
    law that prohibits dricrimination against persons over forty years of age

    federal legislation that requires employers to treat applicants and employees equally regardless of age
  10. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    law that prohibits discrimination against qualified persons with disabilities

    legislation that guarantees disabled people equal access to employment, as well as access to public places
  11. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    federal agency that administers Title VII and other federal discrimination laws

  12. Reasonable accommodation
    employer action required by the ADA to make a workplace accessible to employees with disabilities
  13. Civll Rights Act of 1964
    federal legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin
  14. Equal Employment Opportunity Act
    the absence of employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
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