OFCCP’s New Sex Discrimination Guidelines: Everything You Always Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

July 19, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Webinar, US

Partner Brian D. Barger and Counsel Robert F. Holland provided a complete overview of new Sex Discrimination Guidelines published by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in this webinar.

The rule substantially revises the OFCCP’s prior 1970s-era Sex Discrimination Guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors covered by Executive Order 11246, and is effective August, 15, 2016.

A preview was provided of coming litigation attractions that are relevant for all employers (regardless of whether an employer is a federal contractor).

Key issues and challenges were discussed regarding OFCCP’s position on such topics as:

  • Pregnancy bias
  • Workplace accommodations for pregnant workers
  • Caregiver protections
  • Pay practices
  • Work assignments
  • Sex stereotypes and sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination

Educational Objectives:

  • This webinar covered:
  • Key provisions of the new Sex Discrimination Guidelines and the practical impact on employers – including federal contractors and non-contractors
  • Key differences between the 1970 Sex Discrimination Guidelines and the changes made in the new regulations
  • Provisions in the new Sex Discrimination Guidelines that go beyond current case law and recent OFCCP/EEOC interpretations
  • Takeaways for use in analyzing and revising your organization’s current hiring, employment, compensation, and benefit practices and policies to align with new compliance expectations

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