All companies must abide by employee laws pertaining to fair employment practices and not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or ancestry. The same principles apply to hiring any handicapped person unless the handicap is directly related to job performance. Does your company have an EEO Policy that cover these issues?
What EEO means to your Company HR Manual
- Your Company HR manual should explain how you employ those applicants who possess necessary skills, education and experience without discrimination.
- Your Company HR manual should explain how you promote, upgrade, transfer, demote, recruit, advertise, or solicit employees for employment without discrimination.
- Your Company HR manual should explain how you train during employment and select for training and apprenticeship programs without discrimination.
- Your Company HR manual should explain how you establish employee rates of pay and terms, conditions, or privileges of employment without discrimination.
- Your Company agrees that All employees are expected to not aid, abet, compel, coerce, or conspire to discharge or cause another employee to resign because of discrimination.
- Your Company must display the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Poster (available in PDF format from the Department of Labor’s web site) in conspicuous places in all Company locations.
Related EEO web Links
- EEOC U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- FLRA Federal Labor Relations Authority
- DOL Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities
- U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
- DOJ Civil Rights Division
- DOJ Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices
- DOJ ADA Information
- DOJ Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Equal Employment Opportunity Office
- U.S. Census Bureau EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FILE: 1990 EEO
- PBS EEO CLARIFIES GUIDELINES – APRIL 30, 1997 – TRANSCRIPT
- FEDERAL EEO AND CIVIL RIGHTS EXECUTIVES
- Equal Employment Opportunity Law
- The Washington Lawyers’ Committee Equal Employment Opportunity Project