New “Know Your Rights” Poster Issued by the EEOC

Employment Law

New “Know Your Rights” Poster Issued by the EEOC

Oct 24, 2022 | Employment Law

Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated version of the “EEO is the Law” poster that covered employers are required by federal law to post in a conspicuous workplace location.

The new “Know Your Rights” poster includes updates to the language and formatting to make it more straightforward, highlights that “harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination and clarifies that “sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”

Covered employers must display the poster “in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to . . . employees are customarily posted.” Note that the posting spot must also be accessible to employees with disabilities that limit mobility.

The EEOC also encourages employers to “post the notice on their websites . . .” in a location where it can be easily found. There are additional or alternative posting requirements for those 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.”  You can read more about electronic posting requirements here.

The “Know Your Rights” poster is available In English and Spanish, with versions in additional languages to follow. You can find the poster here.

If you have questions or need any assistance concerning this new guidance, please contact Doug Taylor at (703) 525-4000 or rdougtaylor@beankinney.com.

This article is for informational purposes only and does not contain or convey legal advice. Consult a lawyer. Any views or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and are not necessarily the views of any client.

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