OFCCP Proposes New Sex Discrimination Rules

OFCCP Proposes New Sex Discrimination Rules

This information was received from the US Department of Labor, OFCCP on 1/28/15


US Labor Department proposes critical updates to sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors

Revisions address discrimination based on gender identity and pregnancy, sexual harassment

OFCCP today announced the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to revise and replace its Sex Discrimination Guidelines. This NPRM would rescind OFCCP’s outdated guidelines on federal contractors’ obligations not to discriminate on the basis of sex under Executive Order 11246, as amended, and replace them with updated regulations. This update, the first in more than four decades, would reflect present-day workplace realities and align OFCCP’s rules with current law under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The proposed rule addresses compensation discrimination, sexual harassment, failure to provide workplace accommodations for pregnancy, and gender identity and family caregiving discrimination, among other topics.

The NPRM will be published in the Federal Register on January 30, 2015. Members of the public will have 60 days to provide comments. A press release about this action is available online. For more information, please see the landing page created for this topic on OFCCP’s web site.

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