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Federal Laws

1. The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 forbids discrimination against employees because of union activity.

2. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that employers can't make hiring decisions based on gender, race, religion, nationality or handicaps.

3. The Equal Pay Act of 1964 says that employers must pay the some wages to male and female employees who do the same work.

4. The Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1967 protects workers, especially those between the ages of 40 and 70, against age discrimination

5. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1968 says that pregnant workers cannot be forced to leave a job early because of their pregnancy unless their job involves a safety or health hazard.

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