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PRESS RELEASE
4-22-19

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions and Special Article on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: An Overview of the Law on Hostile Work Environment and Recent Decisions

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is now available on the EEOC's website https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/index.cfm.

"Harassment in the workplace remains a persistent problem," said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO).  "The article provides important information to assist federal stakeholders in their efforts to fight harassment."

The EEO Digest, a quarterly publication prepared by OFO, features a wide variety of recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest. The Digest also includes hyperlinks so stakeholders can easily access the full decisions that have been summarized. This edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by the EEOC, including cases involving Attorney's Fees, Class Complaints, Compensatory Damages, Complaint Processing, Dismissals and Findings on the Merits. It also incudes cases discussing 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, Commission federal sector decisions are available on the EEOC's website.

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