I got an email last night from a U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission Commissioner. That email explained why the new “Know Your Rights” Poster that the EEOC touted in a new release was nowhere to be found for much of the day yesterday.
The EEOC uploaded a version of the poster on October 19, later replaced and superseded by a new, current version uploaded on October 20. Covered employers should disregard the old one and post the new one instead.
What’s the big difference? The EEOC updated a bullet on the first page from “Failure to provide reasonable accommodation for a disability or a sincerely held religious observance or practice” to “Failure to provide reasonable accommodation for a disability or a sincerely held religious belief, observance or practice.”
You can also tell them apart by looking for the “Revised 10/20/2022” at the bottom of the second page of the corrected version.
Whew! You can sleep easier tonight.
Amy is Employment Counsel and Employment/Litigation Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP and Founding Member, DC at Chief, a private network built to drive more women into positions of power and keep them there. She had a blog post yesterday about prioritizing mental health at work. She’ll help us explore ways to keep your workplace compliant and “Happy.”
Justin is not an employment lawyer. But he does lead The Chopra Foundation’s global programs and research efforts to inspire joy and create a critical mass for a peaceful, just, sustainable and healthy world. Justin also founded NuroLux, which supports the Autism community by restoring hope for families impacted by Autism by providing them with the technology to light the path ahead.
We’ll tap into Justin’s passion and authenticity to discover ways to improve employee mental health and wellbeing in your workplace.
If any of these topics pique your interest, please join us today, October 21, 2022, at Noon ET for the next edition of The Employer Handbook Zoom Office Happy Hour.