The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been responsible for monitoring and enforcing workplace discrimination regulations for nearly 50 years. Above and beyond ensuring you are able to work freely, you as a business owner are required to take certain steps to guarantee you are adhering to these regulations.
In 2012, the EEOC secured a historic monetary recovery of $365 million through is private sector administrative enforcement—the highest level of monetary relief ever, according to the agency.
Organizations with 15 or more employees are required under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and related laws to maintain a record of all “applicants” as well as persons hired. Title VII makes it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or any employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Furthermore, organizations with 100 or more employees (50 or more for certain organizations with government contracts) are required to file the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) each year by September 30th.
Organizations that fail to comply with these requirements increase their exposure to lawsuits arising from discrimination investigations launched by the EEOC. Without this information, an organization would have little chance of defending itself when a charge of discrimination is brought by any person that claims to be an applicant for job opportunity once such charges are levied.
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IdealTraits remains committed to their goal of identifying personality types best suited to any agency position. Beginning January 3rd 2013, IdealTraits is pleased to announce we will also meet all EEOC compliance regulations and empower users to pull comprehensive EEOC reports. With one user friendly assessment you are able to pinpoint the workplace tendencies of each applicant as well as maintain detailed EEOC tracking. This feature will help any IdealTraits client adhere to this important government requirement easily.
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