Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws


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Which of the following is the one recognized exception to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a category of discrimination covered under Title VII?

2. Under Title VII, what is the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission empowered to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of employment discrimination and how the government protects people from it. You will be quizzed on your understanding of employment discrimination, the primary laws covering it, and how those laws are enforced.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The federal group charged with administering Title VII
  • The definition of employment discrimination

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about employment discrimination from the lesson
  • Defining key concepts - verify that you can accurately define main phrases, such as employment discrimination
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Title VII

Additional Learning

To learn more about employment discrimination, view the related lesson called Employment Discrimination: Definition and Laws. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition and types of employment discrimination
  • Federal law that prohibits discrimination in the workplace
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Bona fide occupational qualification
  • Penalties for violators of Title VII