The Arkansas Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination based on ancestry or national origin (AR Code Sec. 16-123-101 et seq.).
The law applies to all employers with nine or more employees in at least 20 calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year. Practices or policies that discriminate against immigrants legally eligible for employment may constitute ancestry or national origin discrimination in violation of the Civil Rights Act.
The Arkansas Civil Rights Act is enforced by private lawsuit in state court. Remedies may include back pay with interest, compensatory and punitive damages, and legal fees (AR Code Sec. 16-123-107).