Arizona Civil Rights laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Civil Rights: What you need to know

The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age (40 years or older), disability, national origin, or genetic test results (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41-1463).
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Under the Act it is unlawful, on the basis of any of the protected characteristics, to:
• Refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or to discriminate against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment.
• Limit, segregate, or classify employees or applicants for employment in any way that would deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect the individual's status as an employee.
• Discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because he or she has opposed any practice that is unlawful or has made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing under the Act.
• Print or publish any notice or advertisement for employment indicating any preference, specification, or discrimination based on protected characteristics, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification (BFOQ) for employment.
• Discriminate against any employee or applicant in the admission to any apprenticeship or training program.
Other laws require employers to pay equal wages for equal work, regardless of sex, and require informed consent and confidentiality in connection with AIDS test results or genetic testing.
Bona fide seniority, merit, or quantity/quality of production system. An employer may apply different standards of compensation or different terms, conditions, or privileges of employment pursuant to a bona fide ...

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