As Agen casino business owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your organization does not violate any anti-discrimination laws when hiring, training, managing, promoting or firing employees. There are federal and state organizations that monitor and enforce employment laws to protect employees from discrimination, for example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). To maintain compliance, learn what laws and regulations the EEOC enforces and how they impact your business.
What is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is a federal agency responsible for enforcing laws that make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants and employees based on a protected class. This can include discriminatory conduct based on race, color, religion, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. Businesses with at least 15 employees (20 employees for age discrimination), labor unions, and employment agencies are typically regulated by the EEOC.
Although the EEOC enforces anti-discrimination laws at a federal level, Kathryn (Kamil) Canale, partner at Bradley & Gmelich, said it is important to note that many states have equivalent or stricter state laws as well.
“In California, for example, there are additional classes of discrimination, and employees can choose to bring a claim under the EEOC and/or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA),” Canale told business.com.