EEO - Discrimination: Rhode Island
- Rhode Island
- Discrimination Under the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act
- Unlawful Practices
- Individual Liability
- Administrative Procedures and Filing a Claim Under FEPA
- Protected Classes
- National Origin
- Sex, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
- Homelessness and Housing Status
- Defenses to Discrimination Claim
- Posting Requirement
- Discrimination under the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act:
- Administrative Remedies and Filing a Claim Under RICRA
- Equal Pay Law and Wage Discrimination
- Discrimination Based on AIDS/HIV
- Genetic Testing
- Discrimination Against Smokers
- Discrimination Against Victims of Domestic Violence
- Discrimination by Government Contractors
- Discrimination Under Municipal Law
- Future Developments
- Additional Resources
The below content should be reviewed in conjunction with the in-depth federal coverage of this topic provided above.
- Discrimination claims are covered by the Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act (FEPA). See Discrimination Under Rhode Island Fair Employment Practices Act.
- Employers with fewer than four employees are not subject to FEPA. See Employers.
- There is individual liability under FEPA. See Individual Liability.
- Discrimination claims are also governed by the Rhode Island Civil Rights Act (RICRA) which provides broad protection against all forms of discrimination in all phases of employment. See Discrimination Under Rhode Island Civil Rights Act.
- Discrimination claims may also be brought against employers who are located in the City of Providence pursuant to the city's ordinances. See Discrimination Under Municipal Law.