Discrimination Under Title VII: Basics
This Practice Note discusses Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) and its prohibition against race, color, national origin, religion and sex discrimination, as it applies to private employers. It addresses individual and employer coverage under Title VII, theories of liability, defenses and remedies. This Note addresses federal law. For information about employment discrimination under state law, see Anti-Discrimination Laws: State Q&A Tool.