Work place protections 1964

The 1960s and 1970s saw the enactment of legislation that greatly increased protections for workers. Title 7 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination in employment based on race, but also on sex, and it created a federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act was known as the “safety bill of rights” and gave the Federal Government regulatory powers over workplace safety and health. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, extended federal workplace protections to older and disabled Americans.