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The EEOC is working to address the disparities the pandemic has exacerbated, so as we build back our economy, re-open bu...
11/19/2021

The EEOC is working to address the disparities the pandemic has exacerbated, so as we build back our economy, re-open businesses, and hire workers, we ensure that equal employment opportunity applies to all.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-issues-yearly-financial-report
#AFR
#EEO

The EEOC is working to address the disparities the pandemic has exacerbated, so as we build back our economy, re-open businesses, and hire workers, we ensure that equal employment opportunity applies to all.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-issues-yearly-financial-report
#AFR
#EEO

Updates to EEOC’s COVID-19 technical assistance document explain and clarify the rights of employees and job applicants ...
11/17/2021

Updates to EEOC’s COVID-19 technical assistance document explain and clarify the rights of employees and job applicants who believe they suffered retaliation for protected activities under the #ADA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or other employment discrimination laws.

The document explains how these rights are balanced against employers’ needs to enforce COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-updates-covid-19-technical-assistance-cover-retaliation

#Retaliation

Updates to EEOC’s COVID-19 technical assistance document explain and clarify the rights of employees and job applicants who believe they suffered retaliation for protected activities under the #ADA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or other employment discrimination laws.

The document explains how these rights are balanced against employers’ needs to enforce COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-updates-covid-19-technical-assistance-cover-retaliation

#Retaliation

#ICYMI, the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board announced a new joint initiative to preven...
11/12/2021

#ICYMI, the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board announced a new joint initiative to prevent unlawful retaliatory conduct by educating the public and engaging with employers, business organizations, labor organizations and civil rights groups.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity

#ICYMI, the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board announced a new joint initiative to prevent unlawful retaliatory conduct by educating the public and engaging with employers, business organizations, labor organizations and civil rights groups.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity

Noting annual increases in the number of retaliation charges filed with the EEOC, Chair Burrows says this is an urgent i...
11/10/2021

Noting annual increases in the number of retaliation charges filed with the EEOC, Chair Burrows says this is an urgent issue that must be addressed. In just one year, FY20, more than 37,000 charges of retaliation were filed with the EEOC.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity

Noting annual increases in the number of retaliation charges filed with the EEOC, Chair Burrows says this is an urgent issue that must be addressed. In just one year, FY20, more than 37,000 charges of retaliation were filed with the EEOC.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity

#JUSTANNOUNCED, joint EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board initiative to prevent unlawful r...
11/10/2021

#JUSTANNOUNCED, joint EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board initiative to prevent unlawful retaliatory conduct by educating the public and engaging with employers, business organizations, labor organizations and civil rights groups.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity

#JUSTANNOUNCED, joint EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board initiative to prevent unlawful retaliatory conduct by educating the public and engaging with employers, business organizations, labor organizations and civil rights groups.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity

Willis-Knighton Medical Center to pay $450K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. The health services provider capped leave an...
11/04/2021
Willis-Knighton Medical Center to Pay $450,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Willis-Knighton Medical Center to pay $450K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. The health services provider capped leave and light duty, the suit charged.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/willis-knighton-medical-center-pay-450000-settle-eeoc-disability-discrimination-lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – Shreveport, La.-based Willis-Knighton Medical Center, a health services provider, has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Join the EEOC and the NLRB for an event to discuss employee rights protected under the National Labor Relations Act and ...
11/04/2021

Join the EEOC and the NLRB for an event to discuss employee rights protected under the National Labor Relations Act and worker’s rights under the laws enforced by the EEOC. The discussion will also include best practice tips for employers.
Register here: https://eeoc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_caAN0up2RmKKD4pVdEeTzQ

Join the EEOC and the NLRB for an event to discuss employee rights protected under the National Labor Relations Act and worker’s rights under the laws enforced by the EEOC. The discussion will also include best practice tips for employers.
Register here: https://eeoc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_caAN0up2RmKKD4pVdEeTzQ

Free webinar. Two federal agencies, key guidance, one webinar! Join the #EEOC and @USDOL Wage and Hour Division tomorrow...
11/03/2021

Free webinar. Two federal agencies, key guidance, one webinar! Join the #EEOC and @USDOL Wage and Hour Division tomorrow, November 4 at 11 a.m. ET. Registration is open. https://bit.ly/EEOC-WHDWebinar

Free webinar. Two federal agencies, key guidance, one webinar! Join the #EEOC and @USDOL Wage and Hour Division tomorrow, November 4 at 11 a.m. ET. Registration is open. https://bit.ly/EEOC-WHDWebinar

#ICYMI, the EEOC recently announced a new AI initiative to help ensure that tech tools used in employment decisions comp...
11/01/2021

#ICYMI, the EEOC recently announced a new AI initiative to help ensure that tech tools used in employment decisions comply with federal anti-discrimination laws.

Learn more: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness

#ICYMI, the EEOC recently announced a new AI initiative to help ensure that tech tools used in employment decisions comply with federal anti-discrimination laws.

Learn more: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia will pay its former employee $130K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. It will also...
11/01/2021
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia to Pay $130,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Suit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia will pay its former employee $130K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. It will also train employees on the ADA, amend employment forms, and allow the EEOC to monitor how it handles future requests for accommodation. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/kaiser-foundation-health-plan-georgia-pay-130000-settle-eeoc-disability-suit

ATLANTA – Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Inc., a managed health care provider that is part of the Oakland, California-based Kaiser Permanente organization, agreed to settle a lawsuit after it was found liable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S.

Chair Charlotte A. Burrows announced the EEOC’s new #AI initiative today while speaking at the NextGov Genius Machines 2...
10/28/2021

Chair Charlotte A. Burrows announced the EEOC’s new #AI initiative today while speaking at the NextGov Genius Machines 2021 event.

Read about the initiative here:
https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness

Chair Charlotte A. Burrows announced the EEOC’s new #AI initiative today while speaking at the NextGov Genius Machines 2021 event.

Read about the initiative here:
https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness

EEOC’s new #AI in employment initiative aims to ensure that technologies used to help make employment decisions, such as...
10/28/2021

EEOC’s new #AI in employment initiative aims to ensure that technologies used to help make employment decisions, such as hiring, are used fairly.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness

EEOC’s new #AI in employment initiative aims to ensure that technologies used to help make employment decisions, such as hiring, are used fairly.

https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness

您好!EEOC现有关于反对就业歧视的重要信息 简体中文Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information availab...
10/28/2021

您好!EEOC现有关于反对就业歧视的重要信息 简体中文

Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information available in simplified Chinese.

https://www.eeoc.gov/languages

您好!EEOC现有关于反对就业歧视的重要信息 简体中文

Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information available in simplified Chinese.

https://www.eeoc.gov/languages

Chair Burrows on the intersection between Title VII, religious accommodation and COVID-19 vaccine mandates.The EEOC answ...
10/26/2021

Chair Burrows on the intersection between Title VII, religious accommodation and COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The EEOC answers some of your most FAQs about religious objections to COVID-19 vaccine mandates in our newly updated technical assistance document.

https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws#L

Chair Burrows on the intersection between Title VII, religious accommodation and COVID-19 vaccine mandates.

The EEOC answers some of your most FAQs about religious objections to COVID-19 vaccine mandates in our newly updated technical assistance document.

https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/what-you-should-know-about-covid-19-and-ada-rehabilitation-act-and-other-eeo-laws#L

Route 22 Sports Bar / Crazy Mexican Restaurant & Grill to pay $217K to settle an EEOC s*xual harassment and retaliation ...
10/26/2021
Route 22 Sports Bar / Crazy Mexican Restaurant & Grill to Pay $217,500 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment / Retaliation Suit | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Route 22 Sports Bar / Crazy Mexican Restaurant & Grill to pay $217K to settle an EEOC s*xual harassment and retaliation lawsuit. A female bartender and other employees were subjected to severe, unwanted and offensive s*xual harassment, the suit charged.
https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/route-22-sports-bar-crazy-mexican-restaurant-grill-pay-217500-settle-eeoc-s*xual

WHEELING, W.V. – Route 22 Sports Bar, Inc. and Crazy Mexican Restaurant & Grill, LLC, two restaurants in Weirton, W.V., will pay $217,500 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a s*xual harassment and retaliation suit, the U.S.

Bonjou! EEOC gen enfòmasyon enpòtan kont-diskriminasyon nan travay kounye a ki disponib an Kreyòl Ayisyen. Translation: ...
10/25/2021

Bonjou! EEOC gen enfòmasyon enpòtan kont-diskriminasyon nan travay kounye a ki disponib an Kreyòl Ayisyen.

Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information available in Haitian Creole.

https://www.eeoc.gov/languages

Bonjou! EEOC gen enfòmasyon enpòtan kont-diskriminasyon nan travay kounye a ki disponib an Kreyòl Ayisyen.

Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information available in Haitian Creole.

https://www.eeoc.gov/languages

EEOC has been on the forefront of protecting the rights of workers with disabilities since it began enforcing the #ADA i...
10/22/2021

EEOC has been on the forefront of protecting the rights of workers with disabilities since it began enforcing the #ADA in July 1992. Read about EEOC’s most recent efforts to combat disability discrimination.
https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/statement-eeoc-chair-charlotte-burrows-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021

#NDEAM

EEOC has been on the forefront of protecting the rights of workers with disabilities since it began enforcing the #ADA in July 1992. Read about EEOC’s most recent efforts to combat disability discrimination.
https://www.eeoc.gov/wysk/statement-eeoc-chair-charlotte-burrows-national-disability-employment-awareness-month-2021

#NDEAM

@USEEOC was pleased to contribute to @WhiteHouseGPC’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality which sets forth a...
10/22/2021

@USEEOC was pleased to contribute to @WhiteHouseGPC’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality which sets forth a comprehensive agenda to advance gender equity and equality in domestic and foreign policy—and demonstrates that families, communities, and nations around the world stand to benefit. Read the strategy here: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-contributes-historic-national-strategy-gender-equity-and-equality

@USEEOC was pleased to contribute to @WhiteHouseGPC’s National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality which sets forth a comprehensive agenda to advance gender equity and equality in domestic and foreign policy—and demonstrates that families, communities, and nations around the world stand to benefit. Read the strategy here: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-contributes-historic-national-strategy-gender-equity-and-equality

Today is #LatinaEqualPayDay, a symbolic representation of the number of additional days Latina women employed full-time,...
10/21/2021

Today is #LatinaEqualPayDay, a symbolic representation of the number of additional days Latina women employed full-time, year-round must work, on average, to earn what white, non-Hispanic men earned the year before. For many Latinas, the day is today, October 21.

Ten. Additional. Months.

https://www.eeoc.gov/publications/equal-pay-day-eeoc-and-pay-discrimination

#LatinaEqualPay

Today is #LatinaEqualPayDay, a symbolic representation of the number of additional days Latina women employed full-time, year-round must work, on average, to earn what white, non-Hispanic men earned the year before. For many Latinas, the day is today, October 21.

Ten. Additional. Months.

https://www.eeoc.gov/publications/equal-pay-day-eeoc-and-pay-discrimination

#LatinaEqualPay

Kumusta! Ang EEOC ay mayroon ng mahalagang impormasyon laban sa diskriminasyon sa pagtatrabaho sa wikang Tagalog. Transl...
10/19/2021

Kumusta! Ang EEOC ay mayroon ng mahalagang impormasyon laban sa diskriminasyon sa pagtatrabaho sa wikang Tagalog.

Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information available in Tagalog.

https://www.eeoc.gov/languages

Kumusta! Ang EEOC ay mayroon ng mahalagang impormasyon laban sa diskriminasyon sa pagtatrabaho sa wikang Tagalog.

Translation: Hello! EEOC now has important anti-discrimination employment information available in Tagalog.

https://www.eeoc.gov/languages

Sprouts Farmers Market to pay $280K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. The suit charged that Sprouts denied employment to a...
10/15/2021
Sprouts Farmers Market to Pay $280,0000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suits | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Sprouts Farmers Market to pay $280K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. The suit charged that Sprouts denied employment to applicants because of their disabilities and that Sprouts denied them reasonable accommodation in the application and hiring process. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/sprouts-farmers-market-pay-2800000-settle-eeoc-disability-discrimination-suits

DENVER, Colo. – SFM, LLC, doing business as Sprouts Farmers Market — which operates grocery stores in Colorado and other states — will pay $280,000 to three Deaf injured parties and provide other significant relief to settle lawsuits filed by the U.S.

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The EEOC is working to address the disparities the pandemic has exacerbated, so as we build back our economy, re-open businesses, and hire workers, we ensure that equal employment opportunity applies to all. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-issues-yearly-financial-report #AFR #EEO
Updates to EEOC’s COVID-19 technical assistance document explain and clarify the rights of employees and job applicants who believe they suffered retaliation for protected activities under the #ADA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, or other employment discrimination laws. The document explains how these rights are balanced against employers’ needs to enforce COVID-19 health and safety protocols. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-updates-covid-19-technical-assistance-cover-retaliation #Retaliation
Stay connected. Subscribe here to get the latest news and other information from the EEOC sent directly to your email inbox. https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USEEOC/subscriber/new
#ICYMI, the EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board announced a new joint initiative to prevent unlawful retaliatory conduct by educating the public and engaging with employers, business organizations, labor organizations and civil rights groups. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity
EEOC celebrates Veterans Day! Read a message from EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows. https://www.eeoc.gov/message-eeoc-chair-charlotte-burrows-veterans-day-2021
Noting annual increases in the number of retaliation charges filed with the EEOC, Chair Burrows says this is an urgent issue that must be addressed. In just one year, FY20, more than 37,000 charges of retaliation were filed with the EEOC. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity
#JUSTANNOUNCED, joint EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board initiative to prevent unlawful retaliatory conduct by educating the public and engaging with employers, business organizations, labor organizations and civil rights groups. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/us-department-labor-national-labor-relations-board-us-equal-employment-opportunity
Willis-Knighton Medical Center to pay $450K to settle an EEOC #ADA lawsuit. The health services provider capped leave and light duty, the suit charged. https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/willis-knighton-medical-center-pay-450000-settle-eeoc-disability-discrimination-lawsuit
Join the EEOC and the NLRB for an event to discuss employee rights protected under the National Labor Relations Act and worker’s rights under the laws enforced by the EEOC. The discussion will also include best practice tips for employers. Register here: https://eeoc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_caAN0up2RmKKD4pVdEeTzQ
Free webinar. Two federal agencies, key guidance, one webinar! Join the #EEOC and @USDOL Wage and Hour Division tomorrow, November 4 at 11 a.m. ET. Registration is open. https://bit.ly/EEOC-WHDWebinar
Last week EEOC Chair Burrows joined GovExec for an interview to discuss how the commission is reviewing #AI tools to combat hiring biases. #ICYMI, here's the replay: https://events.nextgov.com/genius-machines-2021-part-4/on-demand/265/
#ICYMI, the EEOC recently announced a new AI initiative to help ensure that tech tools used in employment decisions comply with federal anti-discrimination laws. Learn more: https://www.eeoc.gov/newsroom/eeoc-launches-initiative-artificial-intelligence-and-algorithmic-fairness