Learn about discrimination and harassment protections under the law.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990  prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights , the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section , and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  enforce various sections of the ADA, depending on the context.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973  prohibits exclusion, the denial of benefits, and discrimination by reason of disability in programs or activities receiving federal funds. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights  provides enforcement for Section 504 with respect to recipients of federal education funds.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964  prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)  prohibits employment discrimination based on genetic information. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  provides enforcement for Title VII and GINA.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972  prohibits discrimination based on sex in higher education. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights  provides enforcement for Title IX.
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The Age Discrimination Act of 1975

The Age Discrimination Act of 1975  prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs or activities receiving federal assistance. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Office for Civil Rights  provides enforcement for the Age Discrimination Act.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967  prohibits employment discrimination based on age against individuals who are 40 years of age or older. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  provides enforcement for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990  was amended by the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in 2014. More information about the Clery Act is available through the U.S. Department of Education .
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Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2907

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 2907  describes sex offenses prohibited by state law.  Reports of violations can be made to the Oberlin Police Department Oberlin College Campus Safety is available to assist members of the campus community in contacting law enforcement by calling 440-775-8911 (emergency) or 440-775-8444 (non-emergency).

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112

Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4112  prohibits discrimination in various contexts based on race, color, religion, sex, military status, national origin, disability, age, or ancestry. Reports of violations of this law can be made to the Ohio Civil Rights Commission .

Section 1185.02 of the Codified Ordinances of Oberlin

Section 1185.02 of the Codified Ordinances of Oberlin  prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, handicap, familial status, or national origin of any prospective owner, occupant or user of the housing.  Reports of violations can be made to the City of Oberlin  Human Relations Commission.

  • Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    1240 E. 9th St. #3001, Cleveland, OH 44199, phone 216-522-2001
  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
    1350 Euclid Ave., Suite 325, Cleveland, OH 44115, phone 216-522-4970
  • Ohio Commission on Civil Rights
    615 W. Superior Ave., Suite 885, Cleveland, OH 44113, phone 216-787-3150
  • US Deptartment of Education
    500 W. Madison St., Suite 1427, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312-730-1700