State and Federal Laws
University non-discrimination policies that EOC oversees provide for the rights that are guaranteed to members of our campus community by state and federal laws.
|Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964||Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion or national origin by public elementary and secondary schools and public institutions of higher learning.|
|Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964||Prohibiting discrimination by recipients of federal funds on the basis of race and national origin.|
|Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964||Prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.|
|Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972||Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex by recipients of federal funds. Learn more about Title IX and VAWA|
|Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008||Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment.|
|Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967||Prohibiting employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.|
|Age Discrimination Act of 1975||Prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.|
|Equal Pay Act of 1963||Prohibiting sex-based wage discrimination in the same establishment between those who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions.|
|504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973||Prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance and provides that no qualified individual with a disability shall be excluded from or denied the benefits of any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.|
|Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990||Prohibiting discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and governmental activities.|
|Executive Order 13672||Prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.|
|Executive Order 11246||Prohibiting federal contractors from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin and requiring government contractors to take affirmative action to ensure that equal opportunity is provided in all aspects of their employment.|
|Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act||Requiring universities that receive federal funds to provide information about certain crimes on campus and to share details about efforts to improve campus safety.|
|Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013||Requires universities to report domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; adopt student discipline procedures for these types of conduct; and adopt institutional policies to address and prevent sexual violence. Learn more about Title IX and VAWA|
|Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act||Prohibiting federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans and requiring them to take affirmative action in the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of these veterans.|
|North Carolina General Statutes § 143-422.2||Protecting the right to seek, obtain and hold employment without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.|
Required workplace postings
As a state institution, UNC-Chapel Hill is responsible for ensuring that all required workplace postings are up-to-date and available to all employees. The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released an updated Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal poster, outlining information on federal laws prohibiting job discrimination.
Click here to access these postings.