New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ issued by EEOC

Includes key federal sector decisions, special article on overview of remedies available in disparate treatment discrimination claims

WASHINGTONThe U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the newest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is now available on the EEOC’s website at .

“It is important for our stakeholders to know what remedies are available to complainants when there is a finding of discrimination,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). “This article provides helpful information for all parties.”

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, complaint processing, dismissals, and findings on the merits. It also includes cases discussing 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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