The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated its “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster. The poster – revised as of October 20, 2022 – replaces and supersedes all prior versions of the poster including the version mistakenly uploaded to the EEOC’s website on October 19, 2022.
The “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal” poster is a summarization of federal anti-discrimination laws applicable to most private employers. Whether or not an employer is subject to federal anti-discrimination laws depends on the number of employees the business employs:
- Having at least one employee subjects an employer to laws requiring equal pay for equal work regardless of gender.
- Having 15 or more employees subjects an employer to additional laws prohibiting discrimination based on various protected classifications (e.g., race, color, religion, sex (pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity), national origin, disability and genetic information.)
- Having 20 or more employees prohibits an employer from discriminating against employees or applicants who are age 40 or older based on their age.
The anti-discrimination notice must be posted in a conspicuous location where all employee notices are customarily posted. Notice may also be posted on an employer’s website (typically on the employer’s intranet site) where the employer has no physical location or where remote workers do not visit the workplace on a regular basis.
For free printable, screen reader/electronic postings and translated versions of the new notice, visit the EEOC’s website.