The Arkansas Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on race, religion, national origin (including ancestry), gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), or sensory, mental, or physical disability (AR Stat. Sec. 16-123-101 et seq.). The Act applies to employers with nine or more employees.
Retaliation. Employers are also prohibited from retaliating against an individual for opposing an unlawful discriminatory practice; making a charge; or testifying, assisting, or participating in an investigation, proceeding, or hearing concerning practices prohibited by the Act.
Individual liability. The Act was amended in 2017 to limit liability for employment discrimination to employers only (AR Stat. Sec. 16-123-107).