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In May 2020, the EEOC launched a new EEOC.gov aimed at improving the user experience – particularly for mobile users. We...
11/23/2020

In May 2020, the EEOC launched a new EEOC.gov aimed at improving the user experience – particularly for mobile users. We would like your feedback about the site. Click here to tell us what you think. https://www.eeoc.gov/website-feedback

#NEW The public has 30 days to provide input on proposed changes to EEOC’s Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination...
11/18/2020

#NEW The public has 30 days to provide input on proposed changes to EEOC’s Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination. The Manual, last updated in 2008, describes how Title VII protects employees and job applicants from religious discrimination in the workplace. It also describes legal protections available to religious employers. The input deadline is 12/17/20. Get details on EEOC.gov. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-seeks-public-input-revised-enforcement-guidance-religious-discrimination

#NEW The public has 30 days to provide input on proposed changes to EEOC’s Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination...
11/18/2020

#NEW The public has 30 days to provide input on proposed changes to EEOC’s Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination. The Manual, last updated in 2008, describes how Title VII protects employees and job applicants from religious discrimination in the workplace. It also describes legal protections available to religious employers. The input deadline is 12/17/20. Get details on EEOC.gov. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-seeks-public-input-revised-enforcement-guidance-religious-discrimination

#NEW – EEOC’s fiscal year 2020 financial report shows continued progress in managing pending inventories and record reco...
11/16/2020

#NEW – EEOC’s fiscal year 2020 financial report shows continued progress in managing pending inventories and record recovery secured for victims of discrimination.

Key elements of EEOC Chair Dhillon’s 2020 priorities included strategically allocating agency resources, expanding EEOC’s use of technology, and focused hiring on front-line positions.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-issues-fiscal-year-2020-agency-financial-report

#EEOCin20

It’s #VeteransDay and we want to take this opportunity to share an EEOC employment guide developed specifically for vete...
11/11/2020
Understanding Your Employment Rights Under the Americans with Disabilities Act: A Guide for Veterans | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

It’s #VeteransDay and we want to take this opportunity to share an EEOC employment guide developed specifically for veterans with disabilities.

#ADA
https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/understanding-your-employment-rights-under-americans-disabilities-act-guide-veterans

Introduction In recent years, the percentage of veterans who report having service-connected disabilities (i.e., disabilities that were incurred in, or aggravated during, military service)[1] has risen.

Dial-in instructions for the November 9, 2020 EEOC public meeting are now available. You can listen to the audio-only me...
11/07/2020

Dial-in instructions for the November 9, 2020 EEOC public meeting are now available. You can listen to the audio-only meeting by following the instructions posted on EEOC.gov. Callers will be able to join the conference five minutes prior to the scheduled start time. https://www.eeoc.gov/next-commission-meeting

On November 3, 2020, the EEOC approved a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor and...
11/04/2020
MOU Effective Between EEOC, DOJ and DOL | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

On November 3, 2020, the EEOC approved a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Justice. The MOU promotes government efficiency and consistency in enforcing federal EEO laws. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/mou-effective-between-eeoc-doj-and-dol

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S.

UPDATEDDial-in instructions for the Nov. 2, 2020 EEOC public meeting are now available. Follow the instructions posted o...
11/02/2020

UPDATED
Dial-in instructions for the Nov. 2, 2020 EEOC public meeting are now available. Follow the instructions posted on EEOC.gov to listen to the audio-only meeting. Callers can join the conference five minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
https://www.eeoc.gov/next-commission-meeting

There is a new U.S. government website dedicated #EndTrafficking. You can access key documents such as the new National ...
10/28/2020

There is a new U.S. government website dedicated #EndTrafficking. You can access key documents such as the new National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, funding opportunities, resources for survivors, and more on the site here: https://www.state.gov/humantrafficking/

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a major government effort in the fight against ...
10/28/2020

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, a major government effort in the fight against human trafficking. The EEOC continues to actively work with our federal partners in this fight. Read the new National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking which outlines the government’s commitment to #EndTrafficking. https://www.state.gov/humantrafficking/

Stan Koch & Sons Trucking to pay $165k to settle a retaliation lawsuit. Koch refused to rehire a former employee because...
10/21/2020
Stan Koch & Sons Trucking to Pay $165,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Stan Koch & Sons Trucking to pay $165k to settle a retaliation lawsuit. Koch refused to rehire a former employee because she filed an EEOC charge alleging that a Koch strength test used to screen truck drivers discriminates against women, the suit charged.
https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/stan-koch-sons-trucking-pay-165000-settle-eeoc-retaliation-lawsuit

CHICAGO – Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc., a Minnesota-based transportation company, will pay $165,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),

"I’m honored to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC. The American workforce is our country’s most valuable resource and ...
10/19/2020

"I’m honored to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC. The American workforce is our country’s most valuable resource and ensuring that all workers have equal opportunity is critical to keeping our workplaces strong and safe. I look forward to working with my colleagues to prevent and remedy employment discrimination across our country and to address the new challenges for our country and the Commission posed by the complexities of the twenty-first century workplace and the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Andrea R. Lucas was sworn in today as EEOC Commissioner. Lucas, nominated by President Trump, will serve a term expiring July 1, 2025. Lucas joins Chair Janet Dhillon, Vice Chair Keith Sonderling, and Commissioners Charlotte Burrows and Jocelyn Samuels on the presidentially appointed bipartisan Commission.
https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/andrea-r-lucas-sworn-eeoc-commissioner

"I am committed to advancing the rights of all Americans, regardless of their race, gender, or other protected character...
10/14/2020

"I am committed to advancing the rights of all Americans, regardless of their race, gender, or other protected characteristics. It is an incredible honor to apply these principles to the critical work of the EEOC to remove barriers to employment and foster inclusive and diverse workplaces.” Jocelyn Samuels was sworn in today as EEOC Commissioner. She was nominated by President Trump to serve for a term expiring July 1, 2021.

(In the photo, Commissioner Samuels is being sworn-in by EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon.)

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/jocelyn-samuels-sworn-eeoc-commissioner

"I am humbled and honored to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC, and to be entrusted with a position where I can contin...
10/02/2020

"I am humbled and honored to serve as a Commissioner of the EEOC, and to be entrusted with a position where I can continue to work to prevent and remedy workplace discrimination and to advance the rights of the American workforce. I arrive eager to draw on my valuable experience with the Department of Labor to laser-focus on furthering the EEOC’s mission.”

Keith E. Sonderling was sworn in this week as EEOC Commissioner. Sonderling, nominated by President Trump, was confirmed on September 22, 2020. His term will expire on July 1, 2024. Sonderling was also designated by President Trump to serve as Vice Chair of the Commission.
https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/keith-e-sonderling-sworn-eeoc-commissioner-and-vice-chair

In May 2020, the EEOC launched a new EEOC.gov aimed at improving the user experience – particularly for mobile users. We...
09/28/2020

In May 2020, the EEOC launched a new EEOC.gov aimed at improving the user experience – particularly for mobile users. We would like your feedback about the site. Click here to tell us what you think. https://www.eeoc.gov/website-feedback

Public and private initiatives create platforms for HBCUs and communities to collaborate. #HBCUWeek focuses on opportuni...
09/23/2020

Public and private initiatives create platforms for HBCUs and communities to collaborate. #HBCUWeek focuses on opportunities to engage and build stronger relationships to meet student needs and promote community prosperity. https://www.cvent.com/d/xnqr67

Are you interested in connecting with HBCU leadership or federal agency partners during #HBCUWeek? Join us Sept 21-25 at...
09/21/2020

Are you interested in connecting with HBCU leadership or federal agency partners during #HBCUWeek? Join us Sept 21-25 at the virtual conference. Sign up and remember to stop by the EEOC booth. https://www.cvent.com/d/xnqr67

A Message from EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. was a...
09/19/2020

A Message from EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon on the Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. was a champion of equal opportunity. A pioneer for gender equality, she broke many barriers, earning her way to the top of her law school class, co-founding the Women’s Right Project at the American Civil Liberties Union, and becoming the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court. She was also the first female tenured faculty member at Columbia Law School and co-authored the first legal textbook on sex discrimination. But beyond her personal accomplishments, she also worked tirelessly throughout her career to ensure that others would have a fair chance to participate in our society.

The EEOC mourns the passing of Justice Ginsburg. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. Her legacy is one that we will continue to honor in our work advancing equal opportunity in the workplace.

EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon honors First Lieutenant Richard Cavazos in a statement celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2020...
09/15/2020

EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon honors First Lieutenant Richard Cavazos in a statement celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2020. “Richard Cavazos led raids on enemy positions in war. We, too, must keep tackling the bastions of discrimin¬ation, big and small, just as he did – over and over.”

Learn more about the heroic acts and distinguished service of Richard Cavazos, the first soldier of Hispanic descent to reach the rank of brigadier general in the @USArmy.

https://www.eeoc.gov/message-eeoc-chair-janet-dhillon-hispanic-heritage-month-2020

The EEOC Public Portal, a website designed to assist the public in managing complaints filed with the EEOC, was defaced ...
09/14/2020

The EEOC Public Portal, a website designed to assist the public in managing complaints filed with the EEOC, was defaced on 9/13/20. To the best of our current knowledge, other EEOC systems or private sector and federal sector enforcement information was not accessed during the defacement. The vulnerability that resulted in the defacement has been resolved.
The attached WYSK provides additional information.
https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-defacement-eeocs-public-portal

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About The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (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 investigation or lawsuit. EEOC has 53 offices across the nation. General Information EEOC manages this Facebook fan page as a portal for information from EEOC. However, this page is not EEOC’s official website. For information about EEOC, how to contact EEOC, or how to file a charge of discrimination with EEOC, please visit www.eeoc.gov. Comment Policy We encourage you to share your thoughts as they relate to the topic being discussed. The views expressed in comments reflect those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the federal government. To maintain dignity and respect for the mission of EEOC, we ask that your messages and comments be respectful and considerate. We ask that you follow our posting guidelines set forth below. We will in our sole discretion delete in their entirety comments or posts that: -contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, or disability; -are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition; -are solicitations or advertisements, to include the promotion of or endorsement of any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency. Similarly, we do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any financial, commercial or non-governmental agency; -appear to contain copyrighted, trademarked, patented, or proprietary information; -suggest or encourage illegal activity; -are apparent spam (the author(s) may be blocked from the page without notice); -include certain personally identifiable information, such as social security numbers, addresses and telephone numbers; -appear to be attempts to file a charge of discrimination with the agency. Take personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. Please remember that the content of all comments is immediately released into the public domain, so do not submit anything you do not wish to be broadcast to the general public. The appearance or sharing of external links on any EEOC social media account does not constitute official endorsement on behalf of EEOC. You may quote, republish or share any content on this page on your own blog, website or other communication/publication. If you do so, please indicate from which social media channel the information came and credit the author of the content. We welcome your comments and questions at any time, but we will review and respond to them within 24 hours during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays, between 9am and 5pm EST). If you submit comments and/or questions after hours or during a weekend or holiday, we will endeavor to review them the next business day. Members of the media are asked to pose questions to EEOC's Office of Communications at 202-663-4191 or [email protected] Reporters should refrain from submitting questions via social media as comments. Reporters seeking official Commission comment, documents, or information should continue to contact EEOC's Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs, and agency staff will respond promptly to those inquiries. Media requests posted as comments will probably not receive an official response. Privacy Notice EEOC’s official website is www.eeoc.gov. EEOC is using this third party site to share some of the information from its official website in a different format that may be useful or interesting to users of this third party site. EEOC cannot attest to the accuracy or security of information on this site, however, or any other linked site other than EEOC’s official website. Please be aware that the privacy protection provided on social media and third party sites that are not a part of the EEOC.gov domain may not be the same as the EEOC privacy policy. To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, we ask that you do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. EEOC does not track or record information about individuals and their visits.

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