An Act To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to strengthen and improve Federal civil rights laws, to provide for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination, to clarify provisions regarding disparate impact actions, and for other purposes

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Summary

  • This Act consists of 5 titles: Title I--Federal civil rights remedies; Title II--Glass ceiling; Title III--Government employee rights; Title IV--General provisions; Title V--Civil War Sites Advisory Commission. Section 114 of Title I amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and extends the statute of limitations in actions against the Federal government. Section 203 of Title II establishes a Glass Ceiling Commission to conduct a study and prepare recommendations concerning--(1) eliminating artificial barriers to the advancement of women and minorities; and (2) increasing the opportunities and developmental experiences of women and minorities to foster advancement of women and minorities to management and decision-making positions in business.
  • The purpose of Title III, Government Employee Rights Act of 1991, is to provide procedures to protect the right of Senate and other government employees, with respect to their public employment, to be free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

Author

102d Congress, Sess. 1, 1991

Subject

  • United States Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • United States Civil Rights Act of 1991
  • United States Civil War Sites Advisory Commission
  • Glass Ceiling Act of 1991
  • United States Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
  • Government Employee Rights Act of 1991

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 105 Stat. 1071
  • Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare
  • Public Law

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Notes

This Act may be cited as the "Civil Rights Act of 1991".

Contained within

105 Stat. 1071 (1991); Pub. L. No. 102-166 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1992
  • 11/21/1991
  • Civil War, 1861-1865

Topic

  • History
  • Minorities
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • Amendments (Parliamentary practice)
  • Civil rights
  • Women
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Discrimination
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment
  • Age discrimination
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Employee rights
  • Minorities--Civil rights
  • Disabilities
  • People with disabilities
  • Women's rights

Place

United States

Form/Genre

Public Law

Physical description

Number of pages: 30; Page Numbers: 1071-1100

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