Impact of New EEOC Guidelines on Library Workplace Harassment

Learn how the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)'s new set of guidelines, to better understand Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act, affects libraries.

From Library 2.0:

After a 25-year hiatus, the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally released its new set of guidelines for all employers, to better understand Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act.

Issued on April 29, 2024, the report offers several important new changes as to how employers must classify “legally protected characteristics,” like age, race, skin color, pregnancy, lactation, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and prohibit mislabeling restrooms or misgendering someone.

The EEOC received over 37,000 comments from the public, businesses, and law firms. They have built a report that features 77 example scenarios of harassment, which cover issues like: enforcing policies in a Work From Home (WFH) environment; prohibiting what it calls “intraclass harassment,” where someone is harassed by a member of the same protected class; social media account harassment; and even workplace conduct that takes place over video-based meeting and training platforms like Zoom, or MS Teams.

Join Dr. Steve Albrecht of Library 2.0 as he discusses some important new changes in the federal harassment laws that cover all employers. This session is for library leaders and staff who need to know how this affects their colleagues and the patrons they serve, and how to enhance and protect the health and strength of their workplace culture. This is a paid training opportunity.

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