The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This week marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of this landmark civil rights law makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The law also prohibits an employer from retaliating against an employee who makes a complaint of discrimination on these grounds or assists another person in doing so. Over the last 50 years, Title VII’s protections have permitted women, people of color, people of minority religions or no religion and people who have come to the U.S. for a new start to receive consideration for jobs, promotions and training opportunities that might have otherwise been unavailable to them based solely on their personal characteristics. Craig Henry is proud to support the goals of Title VII and actively represents individuals involved in disputes with their employers over Title VII’s requirements.