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New EEOC Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal Poster

What’s New

The new “Know Your Rights” poster includes these changes:  

  • Uses straightforward language and formatting;  
  • Notes that harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination; 
  • Clarifies that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity;
  • Adds a QR code for fast digital access to the how to file a charge webpage; and
  • Provides information about equal pay discrimination for federal contractors.

The poster is available in English and Spanish and will be available in additional languages at a later date.

Posting Requirements

The posters should be placed in a conspicuous location in the workplace of employers covered by federal EEO laws where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted. 

In addition to physically posting, covered employers are encouraged to post a notice digitally on their websites in a conspicuous location.  In most cases, electronic posting supplements the physical posting requirement.  In some situations (for example, for employers without a physical location or for employees who telework or work remotely and do not visit the employer’s workplace on a regular basis), it may be the only posting.

Covered employers are subject to fines for noncompliance. 

Effective Date

A deadline has not yet been set by the EEOC for employers to post the updated notice, but employers are encouraged to post the updated notice as soon as possible to ensure that they are satisfying the posting requirements. If your organization uses a subscription service for workplace posters, it may be a good time to contact your provider for information about when you will receive the updated version.