The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the ‘Know Your Rights’ poster, which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster. The new poster was released on Oct. 19, 2022, and indicates that it is “(Revised 10/20/2022),”
These 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 poster also includes a QR code for applicants or employees to link directly to instructions forhow to file a charge of workplace discrimination with the EEOC.
The poster includes these changes:
– – Uses 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;
– – Adds a QR code for fast digital access to the how to file a charge webpage;
– – Provides information about equal pay discrimination for federal contractors.
The poster is available in English and Spanish and will be available in additional languages at a later date.
Printed notices should also be made available in an accessible format, as needed, to persons with disabilities that limit the ability to see or read. Notices can be recorded on an audio file, provided in an electronic format that can be utilized by screen-reading technology or read to applicants or employees with disabilities that limit seeing or reading ability.
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