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EEOC updates workplace poster on employee rights
By Scott Cruz on October 24, 2022 at 10:30 AM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a new poster titled "Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal" that all covered employers are required to display in the workplace.

This updates and replaces the EEOC’s previous “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster. Covered organizations include most private employers, state and local government employers, educational institutions, unions, and staffing agencies.

Links to the poster and electronic posting can be found at English and Spanish language versions are available.

The poster covers information about discrimination based on:

  • Race, color, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, and religion
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Equal pay
  • Disability
  • Genetic information
  • Retaliation for filing a charge, reasonably opposing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination lawsuit, investigation, or proceeding.

The new poster should be placed in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted. If employers have employees working remotely, the EEOC encourages them to post the new notice digitally on their website. Covered employers are subject to fines for noncompliance. 

Employers with questions about how this new requirement affects them may contact a member of Greensfelder’s Employment & Labor practice group to discuss.

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