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What is Race Discrimination?

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race. Race discrimination occurs when an employer bases an employment decision on a person’s race rather than on performance on the job or on qualifications to do a job. Race discrimination also occurs when an employer maintains neutral policies that are not related to job qualifications but that tend disproportionately to exclude racial minorities.

The federal law against race discrimination prohibits employers with more than 15 employees from using race as a basis for hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. The law also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups. New York State and New York City law extends this protection to employers with more than four employees.

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