Measures done to promote and implement equal employment opportunity laws
The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been the lead agency that is responsible for the implementation of California employment laws. It is responsible for holding people liable for harassing, abusing, discriminating, and retaliating against their employees
The EEOC has been putting up methods and strategies to help push and promote the awareness of both employers and employees about these employment and labor laws. One of the many vehicles used by the EEOC is the launch of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law. This quarterly publication can be accessed online via http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/index.cfm. This contains everything that you need to know about employment laws, the many projects under the EEOC’s supervision, among other things about the laws and activities of the agency. According to OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden, this publication will be very helpful for those who need to “navigate the process for the first time, as well as for EEO Counselors, investigators, attorneys, professional staff and practitioners.”
In the last issue of the Digest released for Winter 2013, there were samples of summaries of some noteworthy decisions that covers topics about:
· Federal Sector EEO Complaint Processing;
· Attorney’s fees;
· Compensatory damages;
· Settlement agreements;
· Summary Judgment;
While the information provided in the digest is not complete, it will still be able to provide relevant information that can help people in preparing and filing complaints to the agency. This makes the digest very helpful for simple individuals that have been victims of such things in the workplace.
As a victim of such forms of abuse, harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, it is normal for you to feel that you are powerless against these people abusing you. However, tools like these used by the EEOC as well as government agencies and non-government organizations that could help you fight for your right. If you have been a victim of such abuse, you should never let those offenders run away from their responsibilities. Commissioning the help of a California lawyer can make preparing and filing your complaint. They could also represent you well, making sure that you get the justice you deserve and get the people liable for such abuse face the consequences of their actions.