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What employers can look for under EEOC’s strategic plan

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The EEOC enforces the nation’s employment discrimination laws. Its strategic plan, issued every five years, presents its overarching plan for carrying out its mission relative to issues emerging in the workplace and the resources available to the commission. The strategic plan gives employers an insight into the EEOC’s enforcement strategy.

THE LAW The EEOC’s primary enforcement focus is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars employer discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin and sex. The Civil Rights Act was amended in 1991 to permit jury trials and awards of compensatory and punitive damages when discrimination is intentional.

Another amendment to the Civil Rights Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, bars discrimination against employees due to pregnancy. The Equal Pay Act of 1963, guarantees equal pay for equal work for men and women.

The EEOC also enforces the Age Discrimina...(register to read more)

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