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The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination lawsuit.
NIOSH is the federal agency responsible for conducting research, providing education and training, disseminating information, and making recommendations for the prevention of work-related injury and illness. It is part of the CDC, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Resources available through the NIOSH web site include chemical, toxicology, research databases; web-based publications; training programs on video and powerpoint; Industry and Occupations resource pages; Hazards and Exposures resource pages, Diseases and Injuries resource pages; Chemicals resource pages; Data and Statistics. This vast site is indexed alphabetically and can be searched.
OSHA was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act to set and enforce standards; provide training, outreach, and education; establish partnerships; and encourage continual improvement in workplace safety and health.
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The DOL fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
Find information about employment discrimination and complaints that TWC handles, unpaid wage claims, minimum wage, and child labor laws and complaints. Explore labor law and other rules and regulations governing discrimination in Texas.