The EEOC “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster provides information on federal laws which prohibit discrimination in employment based on specified protected characteristics:
- Race, color, and national origin
- Sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity)
- Age (40+)
- Retaliation for filing a charge, reasonably opposing discrimination, or participating in a discrimination lawsuit, investigation, or proceeding
It includes sections applicable to most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies, and labor organizations; employers holding federal contracts or subcontracts; and programs or activities receiving federal funds.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 require every employer, employment agency, labor organization, or joint labor-management committee covered by the Act to post notices in an accessible format to applicants, employees, and members describing the applicable provisions of the Act. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission combines these required notices on the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” Poster.
The EEOC Poster should be posted in conspicuous places in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted.
The ADA specifies that the EEOC Poster must be made available in a location accessible to applicants and employees with disabilities which limit mobility. This may require posting the EEOC Poster in a lower location where it is readable to an individual who uses a wheelchair.