Public school districts are among those employers required to conspicuously post certain workplace notices describing workers’ rights under federal anti-discrimination laws. School districts generally comply with this requirement by posting the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) standard poster entitled “EEO is the Law,” or a substantially similar document.
The EEOC has now revised its “EEO is the Law” poster to reflect recent changes in federal anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, the EEOC recently updated its poster to address the enactment of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, as well as changes to laws applicable to employers holding federal contracts or subcontracts.
School districts may comply with the EEOC’s new posting requirements by replacing their current poster with the new fully revised version. Alternatively, the EEOC has drafted a shorter supplemental poster, containing only the most recent changes to the law, which districts may post alongside their current poster to comply with the new requirements.
School districts should act now to update their postings to ensure compliance. Both the fully revised EEOC poster, as well as the EEOC’s supplemental poster, may be downloaded from the EEOC’s website at http://www.eeoc.gov/posterform.html.
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