Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LEGAL BRIEF: EEOC to Hold Feb. 15 Meeting on Pregnancy and Caregiver Issues

Panelists to Present the Latest Research As Well as Best Practices for Employers

I've previously posted about intersectional discrimination, which is discrimination on two or more factors, such as race and age or color and pregnancy, etc. There could be several reasons for discrimination, retaliation, and/or harassment. The EEOC is holding a meeting, tomorrow, to address a couple of workplace issues...pregnancy and caregiver status. The meeting is open to the public, so if you've been impacted by pregnancy or caregiver discrimination and you live in the DC Metro area, you may want to attend.

If you're interested in attending, see below:

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting on the subject of pregnancy discrimination and caregiver issues at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) Wednesday, Feb. 15, at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission’s deliberations.

At the meeting, the Commission will examine recent trends in discrimination against pregnant workers and workers with caregiving responsibilities, examining these two forms of discrimination as a continuum.

Seating is limited and it is suggested that visitors arrive 30 minutes before the meeting in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Any matter not discussed or concluded may be carried over to a later meeting.

The Commission agenda is subject to revision. Additional information about the hearing, when available, will be posted at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/meetings/index.cfm.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.


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