Press Release 04-19-2021

U.S. EEOC Hosts 2021 Legal Update Workshop

Federal Agency Announces Registration Open for May 20 Virtual Workshop

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, announced today that it is hosting a virtual training workshop on May 20.

2021 Legal Update is a breakfast briefing for today’s employers. Carol Miaskoff, acting legal counsel for the EEOC in Washington, D.C., will provide a review of the current EEO legal landscape along with an update on the Commission, including the agency’s guidance on COVID-19, race discrimination and harassment, and the most recent LGBT guidance.

The workshop is geared toward attorneys, mediators, human resource personnel, union officials and equal employment opportunity (EEO) professionals in the private and public sectors, along with other interested parties.

“The events of this past year have had a significant impact on the work that we all do,” said Rosa Viramontes, district director for the EEOC’s Los Angeles District office. “Employers need the most up-to-date legal information regarding COVID-19, race discrimination and harassment, and protections offered to LGBT employees. This virtual breakfast briefing will provide a timely comprehensive legal update. Acting Legal Counsel Carol Miaskoff is a sought-after speaker and her expertise is invaluable for the employer community.”

Further details about the workshop, including the agenda, pricing information and online registration are available at http://bit.ly/EEOTraining2021. Registration information may also be obtained by contacting Outreach & Education Coordinator Nicole St. Germain at (213) 785-3045 / nicole.stgermain@eeoc.gov. The registration fee for the workshop is $95, and it will take place virtually.

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