Even handed Law and Legal Definition

Even-handed means fair or impartial. The most prominent modern civil rights legislation is the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on "race, color, religion, or national origin" in public establishments that have a connection to interstate commerce or is supported by the state. Public establishments include places of public accommodation (e.g., hotels, motels, trailer parks), restaurants, gas stations, bars, taverns, and places of entertainment in general. Title VI of the civil rights act prohibits discrimination in federally funded programs. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment discrimination where the employer is engaged in interstate commerce. There are other acts which deal specifically with other types of discrimination, such as discrimination based on age or disability.