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New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued by EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Harassment

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, is now available online

This quarterly publication, prepared by the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest. Addition­ally, it contains a special article entitled The Law of Harassment: Assisting Agencies in Developing Effective Anti-Harassment Policies

"The article on harassment contains an overview of the applicable statutes as well as recent case law," said OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden. "The article should provide helpful information to our stakeholders when they are drafting anti-harassment policies." 

The Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by the EEOC. This edition features cases involving attorneys' fees, class complaints, compensatory damages, dismissals, findings on the merits, remedies, sanctions, settlement agree­ments, stating a claim, summary judgment and timeliness. 

The summaries are neither intended to be exhaustive or definitive as to the selected subject matter, nor are they to be given the legal weight of case law in citations. In addition to the quarterly Digest, EEOC federal sector decisions are available on EEOC's website. The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via Twitter: @EEOC_OFO. 

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors. Further information about the EEOC is available online at