Thursday, January 19, 2017

EEOC Seeks Input on Sexual Harassment Enforcement

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC] seeks public input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment.  Comments will be accepted thru 9 February 2017.

Librarians, here is a possible chance to speak directly to the EEOC about your libraries.  And I'll do it for you if you wish to remain anonymous.

Are you working in a sexually hostile environment as a result of unfiltered Internet computers and all the porn being viewed there?  Has your management ignored you because American Library Association [ALA] misled them that Internet pornography is a First Amendment right in public libraries?  Are you afraid to loss your job for speaking up about the problem?  Have you spoken up and been told to shut up or quit?  Have you shut up or quit?  Now's your chance to have a say, directly to the EEOC.

See:

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has voted to release for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under the federal employment discrimination laws. The proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment is available for input until Feb. 9, 2017 at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EEOC-2016-0009.

    This proposed guidance, which is the product of extensive research, analysis, and deliberation, explains the legal standards applicable to harassment claims under federal employment discrimination laws. The laws enforced by EEOC protect individuals from harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or genetic information.
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        "Harassment remains a serious workplace problem that is the concern of all Americans. It is important for employers to understand the actions they can take today to prevent and address harassment in their workplaces," said Chair Jenny R. Yang. "The Commission looks forward to hearing public input on the proposed enforcement guidance."
        Remember, ALA will not help you because it is the cause of the problem:


        Should I respond, I'll post my response in a future publication here.

        Should anyone wish to respond anonymously, send me what you would like to submit and I'll submit it for you while omitting your identity, contact information, and any substantive information that might identify you.