EEOC Complaint Might Arise After Less Priority Is Given To More Important Issues
Feb 17, 2017 08:43 AM EST
An EEOC complaint might emerge among laborers after the commission gave less priority to issues that are more prominent. Newly minted EEOC chairwoman Victoria Lipnic gave out a speech that points out which issues the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will be prioritizing.
According to AboveTheLaw, the EEOC's main focus will be on equal employment pay and age discrimination. However, there are other important issues that the needs the attention of the EEOC.
An EEOC complaint might stem from things such as harassment, LGBT discrimination, racial discrimination and so on. However, EEOC didn't exactly considered any of these as "high" priority.
Regardless, the EEOC chairwoman emphasized the importance of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Lipnic mentioned that the EEOC will be implementing "a number" of new things to the Age Discrimination act. There will be less EEOC complaints regarding age discrimination after these are implemented, nonetheless.
As for the EEOC's priority in equal employment pay, this will be more beneficial for employees in the workplace. Although the source mentioned that this will only amount to "equal minimum wage" if any.
Meanwhile, the EEOC also proposed a compliance for employers to implement in the work place. According to NationalLawReview, the EEOC urges employers to have a proactive approach in getting rid of harassment within the work place.
The EEOC pushed for employers to come up with programs and guidelines to combat unlawful harassment. This includes showing employees the risks of doing such acts, as well as steps in avoiding any form of harassment. The commission hopes to see less EEOC complaints about harassment after these additional steps are administered.
The commission explained that practices and principles that they will present to employers, are proven to be "effective in preventing and addressing harassment." Hopefully, the EEOC will give other important work place issues a high priority in the future, once less EEOC complaints about age discrimination and equal pay are observed.