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EEOC updates national origin discrimination guidance

EEOC updates national origin discrimination guidance

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its 2002 enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination.

The guidance discusses Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964’s prohibition on national origin discrimination as it applies to a wide variety of employment situations, the EEOC said in Monday in a statement. 

"This guidance addresses important legal developments over the past 14 years on issues ranging from human trafficking to workplace harassment,” EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang said in a statement. “The examples and promising practices included in the guidance will promote compliance with federal anti-discrimination laws and help employers and employees better understand their legal rights and responsibilities."

In fiscal year 2015, national original discrimination accounted for 9,438, or 10.6%, of the 89,385 private-sector charges filed with the EEOC, according to agency statistics.

In addition to the national origin guidance, the EEOC issued an accompanying question-and-answer guidance and a small-business fact sheet.




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