The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster that replaces and supersedes any previous version uploaded by the EEOC. The poster summarized federal laws prohibiting discrimination and steps employees can take if they believe they have experienced discrimination based on race, color, sex, age, equal pay, disability, genetic information, or retaliation.

Covered employers must place these posters in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices are customarily posted. In addition to physically posting in the workplace, the EEOC recommends that covered employers post the notice digitally on their websites as well. The poster is available in English and Spanish and will be later available in additional languages.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) required that notices of Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination are available in locations that are accessible to employees with disabilities. Notices should also be made available in accessible formats, as needed, to individuals with disabilities that may have limited ability to see or read. To ensure accessibility to employees with impaired seeing or reading ability, notices can be recorded on an audio file, read to employees, or provided in an electronic format that can be utilized by screen-reading technology.

If you have any question about posting the new “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster, please contact our offices.