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PRESS RELEASE
6-30-10

EEOC to Announce Anti-discrimination Activities in Korean Community

Federal Agency to Discuss Settlement of Koreatown Sexual Harassment Case, Anti-Discrimination Training for Korean Employers

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will announce and discuss its enhanced outreach and enforcement efforts in the Korean-American community in Southern California at a Los Angeles news conference on July 1. As part of that effort, the EEOC will announce the settlement of a sexual harassment case filed against a Korean restaurant in the Koreatown community of Los Angeles.

Further, the EEOC will discuss its upcoming free training for Korean and Korean-American employers regarding federal laws against discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace. The training, to be conducted in Korean, is an element of the EEOC’s recent efforts to reach out to the Korean community. The press conference and the training will be held at the Korean-American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA) in Koreatown.

WHAT: EEOC news conference to announce anti-discrimination activities in the Korean community, including a successful sexual harassment settlement and free EEOC training for Korean employers on federal laws against employment discrimination and sexual harassment

WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:00 am PST

WHERE: Korean-American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA) 981 S. Western Avenue, Conference Hall Los Angeles, CA 90006

WHO: Olophius E. Perry, District Director, EEOC Los Angeles District Office
Anna Y. Park, Regional Attorney, EEOC Los Angeles District Office
Patricia A. Kane, Enforcement Manager, EEOC Los Angeles District Office
Hyunwook Kim, Enforcement Investigator, EEOC Los Angeles District Office (* Mr. Kim will speak in Korean.)
Christine Park-Gonzalez, Program Analyst, EEOC Los Angeles District Office Representative from the Korean-American Federation of Los Angeles (KAFLA)

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. Further information is available at www.eeoc.gov.