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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Equal Employment Opportunity

Immigration

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color or national origin. Title VII is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Executive Order 11246 prohibits covered federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating on the basis of national origin, as well as race, color, religion and sex, and requires affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity without regard to those factors. E.O. 11246 is enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

The Immigration and Nationality Act prohibits employers (when hiring, discharging, or recruiting or referring for a fee) from discriminating because of national origin against U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and authorized aliens or discriminating because of citizenship status against U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, and the following classes of a aliens with work authorization: permanent residents, temporary residents (that is, individuals who have gone through the legalization program), refugees, and asylees.

Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) prohibits discrimination against applicants, employees and participants in WIA Title I-financially assisted programs and activities, and programs that are part of the One-Stop system, on the ground of national origin. In addition, WIA prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, disability, political affiliation or belief, and for beneficiaries only, citizenship or participation in a WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. Section 188 of WIA is enforced by the Civil Rights Center.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs enforces Executive Order 11246.

Related Web Pages on This Topic

Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
Prohibits discrimination against protected individuals on the basis of national origin, or citizenship status.

Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices
The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) in the Department's Civil Rights Division protects immigrants and other workers from employment discrimination based upon citizenship status, national origin, language, accent or similar factors.

Laws & Regulations on This Topic

Laws

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
E.O. 11246
Executive Order 11246
8 USC §1324b
Unfair immigration-related employment practices
29 USC §2938
Nondiscrimination Provisions of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998
Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
Prohibits discrimination against protected individuals on the basis of national origin, or citizenship status.

Regulations

28 CFR Part 44
Unfair Immigration-related Employment Practices
28 CFR Part 68
Rules of Practice and Procedure for Administrative Hearings Before Administrative Law Judges in Cases Involving Allegations of Unlawful Employment of Aliens, Unfair Immigration Practices and Document Fraud
29 CFR Part 37
Implementation of the Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
29 CFR 1606
Guidelines on Discrimination Because of National Origin
41 CFR Chapter 60
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor