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Press Release 06-23-2021

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Latest Quarterly Edition Includes Selected Notable 2020 Decisions

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

“This annual compilation edition of noteworthy decisions provides a convenient reference for federal sector stakeholders,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). “The latest edition highlights important 2020 case decisions.”

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 stakeholders can easily access the full decisions that have been summarized. This edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by the EEOC, including cases involving attorneys’ fees, compensatory damages, and complaint processing. It also includes cases discussing dismissals, findings on the merits, mixed-motive, remedies, sanctions, 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 the EEOC's website. The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via GovDelivery and Twitter.

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