EEOC Releases New Poster for Employers

October 20, 2022

The most notable difference in the updated "Know Your Rights" poster is the QR code added which allows complaints to be file directly from a mobile device. 

The poster summarizes the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination and explains that employees or applicants can file a charge if they believe they have experienced discrimination. According to the EEOC Press Release, the poster shares information about discrimination based on the following:

  • Race, color, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, religion,
  • Age (40 and older),
  • Equal pay,
  • Disability,
  • Genetic information (including family medical history or genetic tests or services), and includes
  • Retaliation for filing a charge, reasonably opposing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination lawsuit, investigation, or proceeding.

The poster must be in a visible high-traffic area in the workplace where it can be viewed by not only employees but also applicants. In addition, the EEOC recommends that employers place a copy on their website. Employers can be subject to a fine due to noncompliance if the poster is not present and visible in a conspicuous location in the workplace. 

According to the EEOC Press Release, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that notices of Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination be made available in a location accessible to applicants and employees with disabilities that limit mobility. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov. 

Download a copy of the new "Know Your Rights" poster here.
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