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EEOC seminar gives primer on workplace rights

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Are you employed? Did you know that as an employee you have rights and it does not matter if you work in the private, GovGuam or federal sector? Today during the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission seminar participants were educated on the latest information and updates on how EEOC laws are being enforced.

EEOC acting LA district director Rosa Viramontes said, "We are looking at Title 7 with respect to gender discrimination and we are applying that to transgender individuals that present themselves as one gender as opposed to previously they've presented as and that is a form of gender discrimination if there is any kind of difference in treatment because of their situation. For example, we are talking about harassment in the workplace and what are the different prongs in how to prove discrimination with respect to harassment what are the employers responsibility in preventing harassment and once it occurs how to address it."

Viramontes says that any employee who feels they have been harassed or discriminated against can contact the EEOC Hawaii office to file a complaint. 

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