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PRESS RELEASE
9-28-16

New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued by EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Discrimination Due to Mental Health Conditions Under EEO Laws

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 available online.

This edition (Fiscal Year 2016, Volume 4) features a special article entitled Discrimination on the Basis of Mental Health Conditions Under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act.

"Unlike physical disabilities, which are often recognizable, mental health impairments are often hidden," said Carlton M. Hadden, director of EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO). "Federal agencies should be mindful of the unique needs and obstacles that employees with mental health conditions face in the workplace."

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 that stakeholders can easily access the full decisions which have been summarized. 

This edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by EEOC, including cases involving: Agency Processing, Attorneys' Fees, Class Complaints, Compensatory Damages, Dismissals, Findings of the Merits, Remedies, 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 EEOC's website.

The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via GovDelivery and also via Twitter.

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