EEOC Issues Final Guidance on Retaliation

This morning, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its final Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, replacing its 1998 Compliance Manual section on retaliation, according to an agency press release. The guidance also addresses the Americans with Disabilities Act’s (ADA) “interference” provision, which prohibits coercion, threats, or other acts that interfere with the exercise of ADA rights.

The EEOC has also issued two resource documents: a question-and-answer publication that summarizes the guidance document, and a Small Business Fact Sheet that summarizes the major points in the guidance in non-legal language.