Applicants and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations with 15 or more employees are protected under nondiscrimination and EEO laws. These organizations are required to have a notice available to applicants and employees regarding these rights. On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published, “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal,” which takes the place of the previously mandated “EEO is the Law” posting.
How does this impact federal contractors and covered subcontractors?
- The “EEO is the Law” poster at each workplace location should be replaced with this new poster. Keep in mind that the poster should be placed in a conspicuous location where employees and applicants would typically access notices.
- The “EEO is the Law” poster supplement is no longer needed since the new posting includes the latest coverage under Executive Order 11246, including pay secrecy language, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
- Hyperlinks included on company websites or applications should be updated with the current link to the new poster.
- For employees who are working remotely or do not customarily visit the employer’s physical establishment, the poster must be made available to them either by email, mail, on the company’s intranet, or other format.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the posting must be placed in a location that is accessible for individuals with disabilities. The posting can be made available to individuals with disabilities, as needed, in an audio recorded format, in an electronic format that is accessible with a screen reader, in a larger text format, or the content can be read to the applicant or employee.