Press Release 03-27-2020

EEOC Answers Questions about the Pandemic and Antidiscrimination Laws in Recorded Webinar

Agency Provides Important Information for Stakeholders

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today posted a webinar addressing questions arising under any of the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The webinar answers questions submitted by the public about how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the federal employment nondiscrimination laws the EEOC enforces - including the American's with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and GINA. The webinar supplements the COVID-19 publications already available on the EEOC's website: "What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19" and "Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act".

EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon also issued a message about unlawful national origin and race discrimination against Asian Americans in the workplace during the pandemic.

The agency will continue to monitor developments and provide assistance to the public as needed.

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