Employers Should Start Using New EEOC Poster Now
I have written about this in a prior update, but for those who may have missed it, you should start using the new EEOC “Know Your Rights” poster now. (You can access the EEOC web page and poster here https://www.eeoc.gov/poster )
The EEOC released the new poster in October of this year, and it contains some new language that describes harassment as a prohibited form of discrimination, states that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity, adds a QR code for digital access to the EEOC’s website, and explains how employees and job applicants can file a complaint if they believe they have experienced discrimination or retaliation.
Employers are required to place the poster in conspicuous locations on their premises where notices to employees are customarily posted, and the EEOC encourages employers to also publish the poster on their websites.
Last, the new poster should also be made available in an accessible format to persons with disabilities that limit their ability to see or read.