The Civil Rights Act of 1991

The Civil Rights Act of 19911 amends both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 19642 and section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866.3 The Civil Rights Act of 1991 significantly expands employee rights that the U.S. Supreme Court had narrowed in rulings across the entire spectrum of employment practices, ranging from the interview process to termination criteria. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 also allows jury trials and punitive damages where they were previously unavailable to somebody wishing to bring suit against an employer.​

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