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Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Training

We offer online and classroom training that meets Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines while at the same time engaging employees.

What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)?

The EEOC is the federal agency responsible for the enforcement of federal laws that prohibit employment and workplace discrimination. The anti-discriminatory laws enforced by the EEOC include, but are not limited to:

  • Title VII Civil Rights Act of 1964 that prohibits workplace harassment, discrimination, and retaliation.

  • The Equal Pay Act that requires equal pay for both men and women who are doing equal work.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that protects any employee or applicant with a disability against discrimination.

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, that prohibits discriminating against employees or applicants who are 40 years of age and over.

  • The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee or applicant on the basis of their genetic information.

The primary responsibilities of the EEOC are to interpret and enforce the law to bring justice and equal opportunities to the workplace through education, regulation, and performing a judicial role.

Why is Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Training important for Organizations?

If there’s an issue raised and an EEOC investigation is opened, it is of vital importance that an organization have accurate EEOC training records available for review by the EEOC investigator. The first documents they will ask for are:

  • Copies of training records

  • Acknowledgements

  • Policy distribution

  • A copy of the exact training the employee or employees involved completed

If the investigation escalates to the courtroom, it is a well-established principle (from the landmark Faragher v. City of Boca Raton Supreme Court ruling) that only having a policy barring discrimination and harassment is not enough to raise an affirmative defense.

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