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Press Release 08-31-2015

New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued By EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Gender Identity/Stereotyping

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law.

This quarterly publication, prepared by 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 Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Coverage Under Title VII Case Law Update: Review of Pre- and Post-Macy Title VII Protections for LGBT Employees.

"The article on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Coverage contains an overview of recent Commission decisions in this evolving area of law," said OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden. "The article should provide helpful information to our stakeholders when addressing claims of discrimination filed by LGBT employees."

The August 2015 edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by EEOC. This edition features cases involving agency processing 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 EEOC's website at The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via Twitter: @EEOC_OFO.

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