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Press Release 06-23-2020

New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued by EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions and Special Article on Claims of Harassment and the Problem of Fragmentation

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that the newest edition of the federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), is now available on the EEOC’s website.

The EEO Digest, a 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. This particular edition includes summaries of note­worthy decisions issued by the EEOC on subjects such as Attorneys’ Fees, Class Certification, Compen­satory Damages and Complaint Processing.  It also includes an article addressing the consequences of fragmentation on harassment claims.  “Fragmented processing of a claim can compromise a complainant’s ability to present an integrated and coherent claim, particularly with regard to allegations of unlawful harassment,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO).  “This article provides important information for stakeholders on identifying and properly addressing and processing claims susceptible to fragmentation.”

The Digest includes hyperlinks so stakeholders can easily access the full decisions that have been summarized. 

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.

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