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Enforcement Guidances and Related Documents

These documents are listed in chronological order.

Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 April, 2012 (Also available in PDF)

Employment Tests and Selection Procedures December, 2007

Enforcement Guidance: Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Workers with Caregiving Responsibilities May, 2007 (Also available in PDF format)

WITHDRAWN Questions and Answers: Definition of "Job Applicant" for Internet and Related Electronic Technologies

Revised Enforcement Guidance: Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship Under the Americans With Disabilities Act Updated October, 2002

The Commission has re-issued the Guidance on Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship to reflect a recent Supreme Court decision, US Airways, Inc. v. Barnett. The cover page of the Guidance notes where the major changes in the document are to be found. This revised version replaces the 3/1/99 Guidance.

Rescission of Enforcement Guidance on Remedies Available to Undocumented Workers Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws June, 2002

Enforcement Guidance: Application Of The ADA To Contingent Workers Placed By Temporary Agencies And Other Staffing Firms December, 2000

Commission Decision on Coverage of Contraception December, 2000

Policy Guidance On Executive Order 13164: Establishing Procedures To Facilitate The Provision Of Reasonable Accommodation October, 2000

Policy Guidance on Executive Order 13145: To Prohibit Discrimination in Federal Employment Based on Genetic Information July, 2000

Enforcement Guidance on Disability-Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations of Employees Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) July, 2000

Instructions for Field Offices Analyzing ADA Charges After Supreme Court Decisions Addressing "Disability" and "Qualified" December, 1999

RESCINDED Enforcement Guidance on Remedies Available to Undocumented Workers Under Federal Employment Discrimination Laws October, 1999

Enforcement Guidance: Vicarious Employer Liability for Unlawful Harassment by Supervisors June, 1999

Enforcement Guidance: Application of EEO Laws to Contingent Workers Placed by Temporary Employment Agencies and Other Staffing Firms December, 1997

Enforcement Guidance on Sex Discrimination in the Compensation of Sports Coaches in Educational Institutions October, 1997

Policy Statement on Mandatory Binding Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Disputes as a Condition of Employment July, 1997

RESCINDED Enforcement Guidance on Equal Employment Opportunity Commission & Walters v. Metropolitan Educational Enterprises, Inc., 117 S.Ct. 660 (1997) May, 1997

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Enforcement Guidance on Non-Waivable Employee Rights under Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Enforced Statutes April, 1997

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Americans with Disabilites Act and Psychiatric Disabilities March, 1997

EEOC Enforcement Guidance on the Effect of Representations Made in Applications for Benefits on the Determination of Whether a Person Is a "Qualified Individual with a Disability" Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) February, 1997

Enforcement Guidance on O'Connor v. Consolidated Coin Caterers Corp. September, 1996

EEOC Enforcement Guidance: Workers' Compensation and the ADA September, 1996

Enforcement Guidance: Whether "Testers" Can File Charges and Litigate Claims of Employment Discrimination May, 1996

Enforcement Guidance on After-acquired Evidence and McKennon v. Nashville Banner Publishing Co., 115 S.Ct. 879, 65 EPD Par. 43,368 (1995) December, 1995

ADA Enforcement Guidance: Preemployment Disability-Related Questions and Medical Examinations October, 1995 (Also available in PDF format)

Facts About the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 November, 1995

Interim Enforcement Guidance on the Application of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to Disability-based Distinctions in Employer Provided Health Insurance June, 1993 (Also available in PDF format)

Enforcement Guidance: Compensatory and Punitive Damages Available under § 102 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 July, 1992

Enforcement Guidance on Recent Developments in Disparate Treatment Theory July, 1992 -- as amended, January, 2009

Enforcement Guidance on Harris v. Forklift Sys., Inc. March, 1994

Policy Guidance on Current Issues of Sexual Harassment March, 1990

Policy Guidance on Employer Liability under Title VII for Sexual Favoritism January, 1990

Enforcement Guidance on Application of Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act to Conduct Overseas and to Foreign Employers Discriminating in the United States October, 1993

Policy Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 September, 1990

Policy Guidance on Veterans' Preference Under Title VII August, 1990

Policy Guidance: Analysis of the sec. 4(f)(1) 'foreign laws' defense of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 December, 1989

Policy Guidance on the use of the national security exception contained in § 703(g) of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 May, 1989

Policy Guidance: Application of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) to American Firms Overseas, Their Overseas Subsidiaries, and Foreign Firms March, 1989

Policy Statement: Whether an Employer with which an Employment Agency or Union Deals Must Have Fifteen or More Employees in Order for the Agency or Union to be Covered by Title VII July, 1988

Policy Statement on Indian Preference Under Title VII May, 1988

Policy Statement: Employer Standing to Bring a Charge of Discrimination Against a Labor Organization September, 1987

Policy Statement on the Use of Statistics in Charges Involving the Exclusion of Individuals with Conviction Records from Employment July, 1987

Policy Statement on Control by Third Parties Over the Employment Relationship Between an Individual and His/Her Direct Employer May, 1987

Policy Statement on the Issue of Conviction Records under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e et seq. (1982). February, 1987

Policy Statement: Application of Title VII, the ADEA, and EPA to International Organizations December, 1986

Adoption of Questions and Answers To Clarify and Provide a Common Interpretation of the Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures March, 1979