In the latest Weekly Wright Report:
- New EEOC Workplace Poster
New EEOC Workplace Poster
On October 20, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a new work place poster that must be displayed in applicable offices. The new poster titled “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” replaces the existing poster titled “EEO is the Law.” The law requires an employer to post a notice describing the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, religion, age (40 and older), equal pay, disability or genetic information (including family medical history or genetic tests or services), and retaliation for filing a charge, reasonably opposing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination lawsuit, investigation, or proceeding. The new poster, prepared by the EEOC, summarizes the laws and explains how employees or applicants can file a complaint if they believe that they have experienced discrimination.
The posters should be placed in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted. In addition to physically posting, covered employers are encouraged to post the notice digitally on their web sites in a conspicuous location. In most cases, electronic posting supplements the physical posting requirement. In some situations (for example, for employers without a physical location or for employees who telework or work remotely and do not visit the employer’s workplace on a regular basis), it may be the only posting.
The new poster includes a QR code for applicants or employees to link directly to instructions for how to file a charge of workplace discrimination with the EEOC. The new poster includes additional changes including:
- Straightforward language and formatting;
- Notes that harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination;
- Clarifies that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity; and
- Provides information about equal pay discrimination for federal contractors.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact any member of the Wright, Constable & Skeen Labor and Employment Practice Group.