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Puerto Rico Employment Discrimination Law

 
Puerto Rico prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, marital status, social or national origin, social standing, political affiliation or ideology, religious ideology and age. The Puerto Rico Fair Employment Practices Act is found at Puerto Rico Laws Annotated Title 29, Part I, Chapter 7, Sections 146 - 152.

There is a bona fide job requirement exception to sex discrimination. Puerto Rico Laws Annotated Title 29, Chapter 75, Sections 1321-1341.

Discrimination based on physical, mental or sensory disabilities is also prohibited. Coverage includes those employers with 25 or more employees. The law can be found at Puerto Rico Laws Annotated Title 1, Chapter 21, Sections 501- 510.

Job discrimination and sexual harassment against temporary employees are prohibited. This law is codified at Puerto Rico Laws Annotated Title 29, Chapter 34, Sections 575 and 575b through 575e.

Both private and public employers must give preference to veterans, when equal education technical conditions or experience exist. These provisions can be found at Puerto Rico Laws Annotated at Title 29, Part IV, Chapter 66, Sections 812, 814, 818 and 822.
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