EEOC Releases Updated Workplace Discrimination Poster

October 21, 2022

The EEOC released the “Know Your Rights” poster which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster.

At a Glance

  • The EEOC released the “Know Your Rights” Poster which updates and replaces the previous “EEO is the Law” poster
  • Covered employers are required to prominently display the poster at their worksites


On October 19, 2022, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a new poster that covered employers are required to display in their workplaces entitled “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal,” which updates and replaces its previous “Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law” poster. The poster summarizes the federal laws enforced by the EEOC prohibiting job discrimination and unlawful workplace harassment. The new poster uses plain language and bullet points that will make it easier for employers and employees to understand their rights and obligations.

Know Your Rights Poster

The new “Know Your Rights” poster includes these changes:

  • Notes that harassment is a prohibited form of discrimination;
  • Clarifies that sex discrimination includes discrimination based on pregnancy and related conditions, sexual orientation, or gender identity;
  • Adds a QR code for fast digital access to the how to file a charge webpage;
  • Provides information about equal pay discrimination for federal contractors.

The poster is available on the EEOC’s website in English and Spanish and will be available in additional languages at a later date.

Posting Requirements

The posters should be placed in a conspicuous location in the workplace where notices to applicants and employees are customarily posted. In addition to physically posting, covered employers are encouraged to post an electronic notice on their websites in a conspicuous location, as this may be the only opportunity for remote employee to view the poster. Covered employers are subject to fines for noncompliance.


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