Pastor, Church & Law
The Civil Rights Act of 1991
Key Point8-12.9 The Civil Rights Act of 1991 permits victims of discrimination under various federal civil rights laws to sue their employer for money damages up to specified limits based on the size of the employer.
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 allows, with limited exceptions, compensatory and punitive damages for intentional employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability. However, the Act limits the amount of compensatory and punitive damages that are available to discrimination victims. The sum of punitive damages and compensatory damages cannot exceed the following amounts, per person: $50,000 for employers with 15-100 employees; $100,000 for employers with 101-200 employees; $200,000 ...
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