Credit unions can now access the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s new “Know Your Rights” poster, which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster.
Covered employers are required by federal law to prominently display the poster in their workplaces. In addition to physically posting, covered employers are encouraged to post a notice digitally on their websites in a conspicuous location. The poster is available in English and Spanish, and a version specifically modified for screen reading is also available.
Several laws that the EEOC enforces require covered employers to post notices describing the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination, and how to file a charge if they believe that they have experienced discrimination. The poster includes information about potential discrimination based on:
- race, color, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, religion;
- age (40 and older);
- equal pay;
- genetic information (including family medical history or genetic tests or services); and
- retaliation for filing a charge, reasonably opposing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination lawsuit, investigation, or proceeding.
The poster includes a QR code for applicants or employees to link directly to instructions for filing a charge of workplace discrimination with the EEOC.