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Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law on July 2 of that year by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. This federal law provided government aid to eliminate discriminatory employment practice based on race and to ensure workplaces offer equal opportunity in employment. The law protects applicants and employees who contest biased employment decisions that are not based on skills, performance, and ability.

Employment discrimination is an area in higher education law heavily monitored by statutory, regulatory, and constitutional laws. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability is prohibited under federal law and the provisions of many state laws, most of which are applicable to both public and private institutions of higher education. Several of these ...

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