New ‘Digest Of EEO Law’ Issued By EEOC

eeo_digest_2015_decisionsPress Release – January 11, 2016
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online. The Digest now includes hyperlinks so that stakeholders can easily access the full decisions which have been summarized. This quarterly publication, prepared by EEOC’s Office of Federal Operations (OFO), features a wide variety of recent Commission decisions and federal court cases of interest. The current edition also includes a special year-end selection of notable EEOC decisions for fiscal year 2015 (which ended Sept. 30, 2015).

“The Digest is required reading for the federal sector EEO community,” said OFO Director Carlton M. Hadden. “The latest issue highlights important 2015 case decisions which are reflective of the Commission’s appellate review program and instructive for our stakeholders.”

This edition of the Digest contains summaries of noteworthy decisions issued by EEOC, including cases involving: agency processing, mixed motive, attorneys’ fees, official time, class complaints, remedies, compensatory damages, sanctions, dismissals, settlement agreements, stating a claim, summary judgment and timeliness.

The summaries are neither intended to be exhaustive or definitive as to the selected subject matter, nor are they to be given the legal weight of case law in citations. In addition to the quarterly Digest, Commission federal sector decisions are available on EEOC’s website.

The public may also receive federal sector information updates and news items via Twitter: @EEOC_OFO.

EEOC enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination in the public and private sectors. Further information about EEOC is available online at

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