Alabama Affirmative Action: What you need to know

Alabama has no comprehensive fair employment law or specific affirmative action requirements covering public or private employers. However, employers that have a government contract or receive federal financial assistance may have affirmative action obligations under federal law. Other employers may be interested in implementing voluntary affirmative action plans under certain circumstances.
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“Minority.” Where the employer does institute an affirmative action program, the term “minority” includes, in addition to any other specially designated ethnic group or other classification, citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States who can establish by birth certificate or tribal records that they are a Native American or Alaskan Native (AL Code Sec. 25-1-10).
The state compiles labor market statistics on women and minorities by occupation and by geographic location that can assist employers developing affirmative action plans. This information is available at http://www2.labor.alabama.gov.
Reviewed April 2015.

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