EEOC Releases Final Guidance on Workplace Harassment

05/01/2024 8:31 AM | Maggie Garry (Administrator)

On April 29th, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final guidance on harassment in the workplace titled, "Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace."  The last time the EEOC issued guidance on workplace harassment was in 1999.  The updated guidance addresses how harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age disability or genetic information is defined under EEOC statutes.  It also includes over 70 examples of unlawful harassment and shows how employees may be subjected to harassment by coworkers, supervisors, customers and other third parties.  The EEOC structured the guidance into three parts: 1) Covered Bases and Causation 2) Discrimination with Respect to a Term, Condition or Privilege of Employment 3) Liability.  The EEOC also published several educational resources on their website.  

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