EEO - Discrimination: Arizona
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Paige A. Martin and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP
- Arizona's antidiscrimination laws apply only to employers with a certain number of employees. See Covered Employers.
- The Arizona Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on several characteristics. See Protected Classes.
- Arizona's Civil Rights Act authorizes employers to make a limited set of decisions based on protected characteristics. See Defenses.
- Arizona law contains several antidiscrimination provisions, many of which mirror federal law. See Discrimination Under Arizona Civil Rights Act.
- The Arizona Civil Rights Act contains special regulations for employment agencies and unions. See Additional Restrictions on Specific Types of Employers.
- Employers must refrain from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and may be required to provide reasonable accommodations. See Disabilities
- Arizona employers have mandatory provisions for retirement in certain instances. See Compulsory Retirement Provisions.
- There is no individual liability under the Arizona Civil Rights Act. See Individual Liability of Employees for Discriminatory Acts.
- Special requirements exist for Arizona employers located in, or doing business with, the City of Phoenix and Tucson. See Discrimination Under Phoenix Law; Discrimination Under Tucson Law.
- Arizona employers must not discriminate against medical marijuana users when making employment decisions. See Medical Marijuana.
- Arizona law requires employers to pay equal wages to male and female employees whose work is the same in quality and quantity. See Equal Pay.
- Localities including Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson have requirements pertaining to discrimination.See Local Requirements.