Gender Discrimination Laws & Employer Obligations


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You are denied a credit card, but your male friend was approved. You both are the same age, have the same income and credit score. What act would cover this gender discrimination violation?

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1. A woman is not hired because she is 8 weeks pregnant. What act would this discrimination fall under?

2. What would be considered an employer obligation to ensure gender equality?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet set helps you test your knowledge of federal laws protecting against gender discrimination. You must identify different laws from a description of their violation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll see if you understand:

  • Workplace equality laws
  • Examples of employer obligations
  • General gender equality laws

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about gender discrimination legislation in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what law would have been violated if a pregnant woman was denied employment because of her pregnancy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about workplace equality laws

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about this legislative topic, read the lesson titled Gender Discrimination Laws & Employer Obligations. It helps explain provisions of:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Fair Housing Act