Preventing Workplace Harassment -  EEOC Practices for Employers


Harassment is a form of employment discrimination that may violate federal laws like Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. These laws are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).


Following several high-profile new reports of workplace harassment in 2017, the EEOC issued a list of best practices for employers to use in their workplaces to prevent harassment. This list was based on earlier work by the EEOC’s Select Task Force on preventing workplace harassment.

The EEOC’s document did not create any new legal requirements, but is intended to enhance employers’ compliance efforts. The attached Compliance Overview provides a summary of the EEOC’s “promising practices” document.





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