July 25, 2022
Source: U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
‘EEO – ¡En Español!’ to Cover EEO Fundamentals Using Practical Scenarios and Interactive Discussion
On August 4, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a virtual EEO workshop for employers exclusively in Spanish, a first for the agency.
Format: Online Workshop
Thursday, August 4th, 2022 at 1:30 PM to 3:50 PM Eastern time
To register for the Spanish workshop or obtain more information, please visit: https://www.eeoc.gov/training/2022/07/eeo-en-espanol-avoiding-employment-discrimination-understanding-law-and-best
The fee-based event will cover the essential information that every employer and manager needs to understand in order to fulfill their legal obligation to maintain a workplace free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. Additionally, the workshop will focus on a few key hot topics, including harassment, retaliation, and employment issues related to COVID-19.
“This historic event advances many EEOC priorities and strengthens our longtime relationship with Spanish-speaking communities,” said EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows. “It is important to ensure that our outreach is conducted in languages other than English. Educating employers and small businesses about the laws that prohibit employment discrimination is a critical part of the EEOC’s mission.”
The workshop is geared toward employers, including small business owners, supervisors, managers, team leads, and HR personnel who primarily speak Spanish and/or have limited English proficiency (LEP). However, the information will also be useful to employees and advocates, such as union officials and non-governmental organizations serving LEP and Spanish-speaking communities.
According to 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 41 million Americans, or about 13.5% of the population, speak Spanish at home. Recognizing the importance of the immigrant labor force, in the past year, the EEOC has signed cooperative agreements with the embassies of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
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