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PRESS RELEASE
9-25-13

New "Digest of EEO Law" Issued by EEOC

Spring Quarterly Edition Includes Variety of Key Federal Sector Decisions

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/index.cfm.  This quarterly publication, prepared by the EEOC's Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest.  The latest edition also includes a special article on Abuse of Process.  

"Our stakeholders have asked for an article that addresses 'Abuse of Process'," said OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden.  "This edition of our Digest should be very useful."

The Spring 2013 edition of the Digest contains a sampling of summaries of noteworthy decisions selected by OFO from among the volume of decisions issued by EEOC each fiscal year, including topics such as:

  • Attorney Fees
  • Compensatory Damages
  • Dismissals
  • Finding on the Merits
  • Remedies, Sanctions and Settlement Agreements
  • Stating a Claim
  • Summary Judgment
  • Timeliness

While these summaries are not intended to be exhaustive or definitive as to their subject matter, and may not be given the legal weight of case law in citations, they provide practitioners with relevant information in one place.

In addition to the quarterly Digest, Commission federal sector decisions are available on the EEOC's website at http://www.eeoc.gov/federal/decisions.cfm.  The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via Twitter: @EEOC_OFO.

The EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors. Further information about the EEOC is available online at www.eeoc.gov.