Delaware Diversity laws & HR compliance analysis

Delaware Diversity: What you need to know

The Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, marital status, genetic information, color, age (40 and over), religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin (DE Code Tit. 19 Sec. 710 et seq.). The Act also prohibits employers from discriminating because an individual was the victim of domestic violence, a sexual offense, or stalking. Employers may not discriminate against an individual because of a reproductive health decision by the individual or because of the individual’s family responsibilities.
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In addition to administering Delaware's Equal Accommodations Law, the Division of Human Relations and the State Human Relations Commission promote amicable relationships among the various racial and cultural groups within the state. The Division of Human Relations offers “Diversity Food for Thought,” a training session geared toward helping participants learn to communicate with and value people different from themselves. For more information, go to
Last reviewed January 2018.

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Delaware Diversity Resources

Type Title
Handouts Workplace Diversity (Handout)
PowerPoints Managing Non-English-Speaking Employees
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