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PRESS RELEASE
6-14-16

EEOC Issues New Resource Documents for White House United State of Women Summit

Documents Address Equal Pay and Pregnancy Discrimination

WASHINGTON, DC-Today, leaders from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will participate in the White House United State of Women Summit. The Summit gathers experts, advocates, and grassroots and business leaders who work in both domestic and international arenas to highlight key issues affecting women and girls and best practices to carry on into the future. The Summit's plenary and breakout sessions will address topics including economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, and leadership and civic engagement. The Summit will be livestreamed at www.theunitedstateofwomen.org.

To coincide with the Summit, EEOC released the following new resource documents that address the equal employment opportunity rights of women in the workplace:

"I am pleased that the United State of Women Summit will shine a light on the challenges that many women face in the workplace. Issues of equal pay and pregnancy discrimination are central to the work we do here at EEOC," said Chair Jenny R. Yang. "The Commission has provided these informational resources to help women better understand their rights in the workplace and promote compliance by employers."

EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. Further information about the EEOC is available on its web site at www.eeoc.gov.