EEOC Broadens Enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), the agency charged with enforcing federal anti-discrimination laws, has recently taken two steps to broaden the scope of enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. First, the EEOC has issued updated guidance regarding how employers may use arrest and conviction records to make legally permissible employment decisions under Title VII. Second, the EEOC has determined that transgender individuals are covered by Title VII’s prohibition against “sex” discrimination.
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