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Discrimination in Arizona

Federal and Arizona laws make it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees and job candidates based on any of a number of factors, known as protected categories. If you think you're the victim of job-related discrimination, talk to an employment lawyer or discrimination attorney immediately. You may have legal recourse, but you have just a limited amount of time to file a legal claim.

Dealing with Discrimination on the Job


Employers cannot discriminate based on:

  • Gender
  • National origin
  • Race and skin color
  • Religion
  • Disabilities
  • Age (if you're 40 or older)
  • Pregnancy
  • Or in retaliation if you've complained about discrimination or filed a discrimination claim

If you think you've been discriminated against in the hiring process, when applying for a job promotion, in scheduling work shifts or when being terminated, you can file a legal claim against the company with the Arizona Attorney General's Civil Rights Division or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Employment attorneys or discrimination lawyers can guide you through the process of filing a claim and enforcing your legal rights. However, you have a limited amount of time—typically 180 days—from the date of the alleged discrimination to file a claim. That's why it's critical to hire an attorney as soon as possible.

If your claim is successful, you will receive compensation, such as hiring, back pay or reinstatement in your job.

Find & Hire Local Arizona Discrimination Attorneys


Discrimination claims must be addressed promptly, and you can begin the process by hiring an employment discrimination lawyer. Whether you live in Phoenix, Tucson or elsewhere in Arizona, offers a free legal referral service that can quickly connect you with local lawyers. To get started, complete the form on this page or call us at 877-913-7222.