Discrimination in the workplace is considered an illegal practice under both federal and state laws. Legislation such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, provide a broad range of protections for individuals, encompassing actions that discriminate on the basis of gender, religion, national origin, race, age or disability status. These laws prohibit discrimination in both the hiring and firing process or in the drafting of any terms or conditions of employment. Creating a hostile work environment on the basis of someone's protected status is also prohibited under various anti-discrimination laws. Refer to the articles, answers and videos in this section to learn more about these laws.