Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions and Special Article on Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

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

“The federal workplace includes individuals of diverse religious backgrounds,” said Carlton M. Hadden, director of the EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO). “This article provides important information for stakeholders on Title VII’s requirement that federal agencies reasonably accommodate an employee’s sincerely held religious beliefs, observances and practices.”

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, 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.

The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via GovDelivery and Twitter. The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors.

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