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PRESS RELEASE
10-22-15

U.S. EEOC Harassment Task Force to Host Public Meeting, First In Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace, led by EEOC Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic, will meet publicly in Los Angeles on Oct. 22. The task force examines the problem of harassment in the workplace and seeks to identify new and creative ways by which it might be prevented and eliminated. More information on the task force is available online at: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/task_force/harassment/index.cfm. This is the task force's second public meeting, and the first in Los Angeles.

WHAT: Public meeting of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. Theme: "Promising Practices to Prevent Workplace Harassment"

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. PDT (closed session thereafter)

Seating is limited, and the EEOC encourages visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting in order to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room.  Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building. Please contact Christine Park-Gonzalez at 213-434-1646 by Oct. 21 if you would like a private interview with either of the EEOC Commissioners prior to the meeting.

WHERE: Edward R. Roybal Federal Building
255 E. Temple Street, 2nd Floor, Room 283
Los Angeles, Calif. 90012

WHO: Chai Feldblum, EEOC Commissioner & Task Force Co-Chair
Victoria Lipnic, EEOC Commissioner & Task Force Co-Chair
Members of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace
Several witnesses have been invited to provide testimony.

EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the Commission is available at its website at www.eeoc.gov.