The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a new, one-page fact sheet designed to help small business owners understand their responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws.
The “Preventing Discrimination is Good Business” fact sheet provides an overview of the legal obligations of small businesses under the anti-discrimination laws. It also provides information about other EEOC resources available for small business owners. It is being made available in 30 different languages to respond to the large number of small businesses across the country started by immigrants whose first language is not English. It is posted on EEOC’s website at eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications.
The fact sheet is a product of EEOC’s Small Business Task Force led by Commissioner Constance S. Barker. Commissioner Barker launched the Task Force in 2011 to address the need to provide small businesses ready access to plainly written, easily understood information, through the use of the internet, social media and other sources. It is focusing on the needs of startups and companies that are too small to afford human resource professionals or lawyers.