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PRESS RELEASE
9-29-14

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Failure to State a Claim

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/xxv-2.cfm.

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, Failure to State a Claim: An Overview of the Law & Three Areas of Concern.

"The article on Failure to State a Claim contains information related to the recently released report on dismissals," said OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden. "We wanted to focus on this important issue to provide a follow-up for our stakeholders."

The spring 2014 edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by the EEOC. This edition features cases involving attorneys' fees, compensatory damages, dismissals, findings on the merits, remedies, sanctions, stating a claim, settlement agreements, 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 at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/decisions.cfm. 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 EEOC is available online at www.eeoc.gov.