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EEO - Discrimination: Arkansas

EEO - Discrimination requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: E. B. Chiles, Cameron C. McCree and Amber Davis-Tanner, Quattlebaum, Grooms, Tull & Burrow PLLC

Summary

  • The Arkansas Civil Rights Act protects employees and job applicants from discrimination in employment. See Discrimination Under the Arkansas Civil Rights Act.
  • Arkansas prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant on the basis of their genetic information. See Genetic Testing.
  • Every Arkansas employer must pay employees equal compensation for equal services, and no employer may discriminate against any employee in the matter of wages or compensation based solely on the employee's sex. See Equal Pay.
  • Employers with five or more employees are prohibited from discriminating against any person because of their military status. See Military Service Protection Act.