On October 20, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new workplace poster titled ”Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal,” which covered employers are required to display in their workplaces. (Originally released on October 19, the EEOC issued a revised version on October 20.) The new poster supersedes and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster. Like the previous poster, the new poster summarizes the laws enforced by the EEOC and provides information about discrimination based on:
The new poster, which is available in English and Spanish, contains several significant changes from the previous poster, including:
The new poster also contains internet and email addresses for employees to contact the EEOC, and even has a QR code that links directly to instructions on how to file a workplace discrimination charge with the EEOC.
In addition to physically displaying the new poster, the EEOC encourages employers to post it electronically on their websites in a conspicuous location. The EEOC states that in most cases, electronic posting supplements the physical posting requirement, but that in some situations, such as for employers without a physical location or for employees who work remotely, an electronic posting may be the only posting.
Covered employers should post the new “Know Your Rights” poster as soon as possible to ensure compliance with the law and reduce the potential of receiving a fine for noncompliance.