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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  • 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.


  • 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


Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

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

Citation information

Statutes at Large


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

Contained within

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

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


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


United States


Public Law

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

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