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H.R. 3232: Unpaid Intern Protection Act of 2015

Title: Unpaid Intern Protection Act of 2015

Introduced: Jul 28, 2015 (114th Congress)

Sponsor: Rep. Elijah E. Cummings [D-MD7]

Status: Referred to Committee - Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Summary: Unpaid Intern Protection Act of 2015 Prohibits employers from discriminating against unpaid interns on the basis of: (1) race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age; or (2) disability if such intern can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Applies procedures from the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to claims for a violation of this Act. Authorizes federal courts to grant legal and equitable relief. Prohibits states from being immune under the Eleventh Amendment to the Constitution from an action in a federal court for a violation of this Act.

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