The OFCCP’s updated sex discrimination guidelines, called the Final Rule, “Discrimination on the Basis of Sex”, clarifies the connection between Title VII Civil Rights law and OFCCP’s regulations. The Final Rule, according to OFCCP’s Fact Sheet, facilitates contractors’ understanding and compliance with Title VII, which results in a possible reduction in contractor costs as well as an increase in labor-market efficiency.
The new guidelines go into effect Aug. 15, 2016, and have been specifically updated to include explicit protections in several areas. While some of the new guidelines will be of no surprise to employers, merely echoing existing case law and recent OFCCP/EEOC interpretations, other provisions are more aggressive in scope and offer a preview of the agency’s strict enforcement stance in the near future.
The Final Rule is necessary to ensure contractors are consistent with today’s workplace culture and challenges. It prohibits contractors and subcontractors from discriminating against employees and applicants based on their religion, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity (protected classes). The Rule makes clear that discrimination of the protected classes includes issues related to hiring, promotions, recruitment, job assignments, training, benefits, pay, and discipline, as well as harassment. The Final Rule includes examples of prohibited sex discrimination and best practices in the prevention of discrimination. Specific examples include the following:
Join expert speaker Dr. Susan Strauss Ed.D., in this presentation which discusses sex discrimination and preventative measures in the workplace--resulting in lower turnover and absenteeism, higher morale and productivity which translates into financial incentives and reduction in discrimination costs. This webinar will give you the basic financial incentive, which minimizes any discrimination lawsuits or formal complaints to federal or state anti-discrimination agencies. Susan will also review the updated OFCCP sex discrimination law, with specific examples and list of best practices helping you reduce contractor costs and increase in labor-market efficiency.
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Dr. Susan Strauss Ed.D.
Susan Strauss Ed.D. is an international speaker, trainer, consultant and recognized expert on harassment. She also conducts harassment and workplace bullying investigations and functions as a consultant to attorneys as well as an expert witness in harassment lawsuits. Her clients are from education, business, healthcar... More info