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Can an employer forbid you from discussing wages?
Employee compensation is a sensitive subject, one that many employers would like to keep secret. For the most part: no, employers may not prohibit employees from discussing compensation according to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and an April 2014 Executive Order from President Obama.
Is it illegal to share salary information?
In 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Equal Pay Act, an aggressive equal pay law that expanded on existing anti-discrimination in the workplace laws. Under the Act, employers cannot prohibit employees from discussing their own wages or the wages of others.
What are 5 policies practices prohibited by the EEOC?
Under the laws enforced by EEOC, it is illegal to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of that person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
How do I avoid EEOC claims and complaints?
Monitoring all hiring practices for patterns of discrimination is a good way to avoid a potential EEOC or FCRA claim. Staying fair and consistent with all employees in terms of hiring, firing, wages, benefits and promotions will help keep your employees happy and your HR department out of court.
Does the EEOC always request a position statement?
During the investigation of a charge, EEOC may request that the Respondent employer submit a position statement and documents supporting its position. If the Respondent relies on confidential information in its position statement, it should provide such information in separately labeled attachments.
What happens if an employer does not respond to an EEOC complaint?
If the company ignores an attempt at mediation and won’t provide evidence needed for the EEOC to investigate a case, the agency will issue a subpoena — an order issued by the court — according to the EEOC website. Failure to comply with a subpoena is contempt of court, which can result in fines or jail time.