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New “Digest of EEO Law” Issued by EEOC & Recap of Rehab Act 40th Anniversary

How much do you know about Federal Sector EEO?

Want to learn more about workplace equality government-wide?

If so, check out the latest quarterly edition of the U.S. EEOC’s Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is now available online.

This quarterly publication, prepared by the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest. The latest edition also includes a special article on Abuse of Process.

“Our stakeholders have asked for an article that addresses ‘Abuse of Process’,” said OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden. “This edition of our Digest should be very useful.”

The Spring 2013 edition of the Digest contains a sampling of summaries of noteworthy decisions selected by OFO from among the volume of decisions issued by EEOC each fiscal year, including topics such as:

  • Attorney Fees
  • Compensatory Damages
  • Dismissals
  • Finding on the Merits
  • Remedies, Sanctions and Settlement Agreements
  • Stating a Claim
  • Summary Judgment
  • Timeliness

While these summaries are not intended to be exhaustive or definitive as to their subject matter, and may not be given the legal weight of case law in citations, they provide practitioners with relevant information in one place.

In addition to the quarterly Digest, Commission federal sector decisions are available on the EEOC’s website. The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via Twitter: @EEOC_OFO (9,600+ followers).

40th Anniversary of Rehab Act

Also, in case you missed it, the EEOC held a disability symposium on Thursday to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act — which was signed into law by President Nixon on Sept. 26, 1973. Among the featured speakers were U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, EEOC Chair Jacqueline Berrien and Commissioner Chai Feldblum. Watch the video.

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the EEOC partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor to host a live Twitter Chat — which can be accessed via hashtag #RehabAct (also check out hashtag #LearnEEO).

Further information about the EEOC is availbe on the agency’s website at www.eeoc.gov

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