Arizona Racial Discrimination laws & HR compliance analysis

Arizona Racial Discrimination: What you need to know

The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits employment practices that discriminate on the basis of race or color (AZ Rev. Stat. Sec. 41-1463). The Act covers employers with 15 or more employees. Under the Act, it is unlawful to:
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• Refuse to hire or to discharge any individual or to discriminate against any individual with respect to compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on the basis of the individual's race or color.
• 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 because of the individual's race or color.
• Discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because he or she has opposed any practice that is an 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 relating to employment indicating any preference, specification, or discrimination based on race or color.
• Discriminate against any employee or applicant in the admission to any apprenticeship or training program.
Good cause. It is not unlawful for an employer to discharge or otherwise discipline an individual for good cause.
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 seniority system, merit system, or a system that measures earnings by quantity or quality of production or to employees who work in different locations, as long as the employer's ...

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