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Pennsylvania Civil Rights Laws

The rights of individuals to receive equal treatment under the law are collectively called civil rights. Pennsylvania civil rights laws generally mirror federal civil rights laws.

The following chart provides the relevant code sections and basic provisions of Pennsylvania's civil rights laws.

Code Section Tit. 43 §951, et seq.
Agency Human Relations Commission
Administrative Preemption Yes
Private Action Permitted? Yes
Attorney Fees Recoverable by Plaintiff? Discretionary
Statute of Limitations 180 days/agency, 2 yrs./private action

 

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- please contact a Pennsylvania civil rights attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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