Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions and Special Article on Determining Timely EEO Counselor Contact With Respect to Recurring Violations

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the newest edition of the federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), is now available on the EEOC’s website at

“It is important for stakeholders to understand when informal claims of discrimination must be raised in order to be considered timely,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). “This article provides information specifically on recurring violations which occur over a period of time.”

The EEO Digest, a quarterly publication prepared by OFO, features a wide variety of recent Commis­sion decisions and federal court cases of interest. The Digest also includes hyperlinks so stakeholders can easily access the full decisions that have been summarized. This edition of the Digest contains summaries of note­worthy decisions issued by the EEOC, including cases involving attorneys’ fees, class certification, compensa­tory damages, and complaint processing. It also includes cases discussing dismissals, findings on the merits, jurisdiction, mixed motive, official time, remedies, sanctions, settlement agreements, stating a claim, summary judgment, and timeliness.

The summaries are neither intended to be exhaustive or definitive as to the selected subject matter, nor are they to be given the legal weight of case law in citations. In addition to the quarterly Digest, Commission federal sector decisions are available on the EEOC’s website.

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