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An EEOC Audit May Be Coming Soon: Are You Prepared?

Nearly every business will, at one time or another, receive an EEOC charge of discrimination – are you prepared for an audit?

Federal anti-discrimination statutes create a plethora of legal obligations for federal contractors and other private employers. In addition to prohibiting discrimination by employers, federal anti-discrimination laws require employers to exercise due care to take appropriate steps to prevent discrimination, investigate claims of discrimination, take remedial action where necessary. Federal anti-discrimination law also requires certain employers to collect, compile and report certain workforce demographic and pay information. While these responsibilities appear simple in the abstract, these responsibilities become extremely complex in practice because every situation is unique. This topic will help you understand a business’s nuanced obligations, so you can establish proper procedures and protocols for your business to meet its obligations and to provide adequate supervision, guidance and training to lower level managers and supervisors. The material will also explain best practices for compiling vital information, documenting efforts undertaken to fulfill obligations, and respond to formal and informal complaints of discrimination.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to identify each element of your business’s EEO-1, including Component 2 EEO-1, reporting obligations.
  • You will be able to describe your business’s legal obligations under federal discrimination law, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
  • You will be able to discuss the various types of information necessary to locate and compile to comply with EEO-1 Reporting and to respond to EEOC Charges of Discrimination.
  • You will be able to explain to supervisors and managers how to document and investigate complaints of discrimination and how documents investigations and remedial actions to protect your business.

"An EEOC Audit May Be Coming Soon: Are You Prepared?" live webinar, scheduled to be held on December 18, 2019 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST.

Royal, P.C.