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EEOC to Host Fresno EEO Seminar for Private and Public Employers

Federal Agency's Full-Day Seminar to Take Place Sept. 10 at the DoubleTree Hotel

FRESNO, Calif. - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged with enforcing laws against employment discrimination, announced the EEOC Fresno Technical Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS) will take place on Sept. 10 in Fresno, Calif.

This year's seminar-aimed at both private and public employer representatives--will feature keynote presentations by EEOC's senior management officials, including Rosa Viramontes, district director, and Anna Park, regional attorney from the Los Angeles District, which includes Fresno in its jurisdiction. An official from the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division is also slated to present.

The seminar is geared toward attorneys, mediators, human resource and equal employment
opportunity (EEO) professionals in the private and public sectors, along with other interested parties.
The comprehensive training sessions will provide updates and guidance on EEO law and how to approach EEO cases the way EEOC experts do.  Workshop topics include addressing complaints at work and in cyberspace; discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees; ADA-compliant reasonable accommodations and pregnancy issues; and navigating cultural and religious tensions in the workplace.

"We look forward to connecting with local employer representatives in Fresno," said
Viramontes.  "Our seminar is an opportunity to hear firsthand from EEOC officials who will provide
updates and guidance on how to address and prevent discrimination, harassment and retaliation in the

Further details about the conference, including the agenda, pricing information and online
registration are available at Registration information may also be obtained by calling (213) 894-1101 or via e-mail:  The online discounted fee for registration is $329 for the full-day seminar. All other payments will incur the full registration fee of $349.  The seminar will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel located at 2233 Ventura Street, Fresno, California 93721.

EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors.  Additional information about the agency can be found at