Last week, I highlighted an often overlooked EEOC enforcement effort: protecting vulnerable workers. Shortly after my post, the EEOC continued its efforts to support vulnerable workers by issuing this statement to address workplace discrimination against individuals who are, or are perceived to be, Muslim or Middle Eastern.
Good on ya, EEOC.
These publications are designed to educate and increase everyone’s understanding of their rights and responsibilities under the federal laws enforced by EEOC. According to the EEOC, “the documents encourage proactive communication among employers and employees to prevent and correct discrimination.”
The EEOC also highlights additional resources for employers:
- EEOC Compliance Manual on Religious Discrimination:
- Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities:
- Best Practices for Eradicating Religious Discrimination in the Workplace:
And, finally, the EEOC recommends training. Indeed, it’s a really good idea to address these issues in any “respect in the workplace” or other anti-harassment training in your workplace.