The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission safeguards the right of most Illinois residents to work free of discrimination against them because of their nation of origin. A memorandum from the EEOC provides a wide variety of examples and illustrative situations that will help employers to determine exactly when they might or might not be in violation of workplace discrimination laws.
California residents may be interested to learn about a workplace discrimination lawsuit that was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of a homosexual man. On Nov. 4, a federal judge in Pennsylvania made the decision to allow the suit to proceed to trial. According to the judge, the plaintiff sufficiently proved that the defendant had violated sex discrimination protections afforded by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.