As anticipated, OFCCP has released its new Sex Discrimination Rules – replacing the outdated Sex Discrimination Guidelines that have been in place since the 1970s. The release coincides with the White House’s United State of Women Summit being held today in Washington D.C..
The new rule will go into effect on August 15, 2016 and addresses the issues of “sex-based barriers to equal employment and fair pay, including compensation discrimination, sexual harassment, hostile work environments, a lack of workplace accommodations for pregnant workers, and gender identity and family caregiving discrimination.”
OFCCP is holding a complimentary webinar on Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:00 pm Eastern, on the requirements of the new rule.
The Final Rule is just shy of 200 pages. We are in the process of digging in and will be back soon with detailed analyses and insights.