The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) announced the appointment of Dr. Krystal-Jane Verasammy to the Board of Commissioners. Dr. Verasammy took her oath of office and received her Instrument of Appointment from the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 25 May 2021.
In accordance with section 7, 8 and 9 of the Freedom of Information Act 1999 (FOIA) the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is required by law to publish this statement, which lists the documents and information generally available to the public from the EOC
The offices of the Equal Opportunity Commission located at 55-57 Manic Street, Chaguanas will re-open on Monday 19 April, 2021 from 8:00am. The Commission thanks its stakeholders, staff and members of the public for their patience and understanding, while the offices were closed. The Ministry of Health’s guidelines were followed and the protocols were implemented.
Members of the public can continue to access our services using (868) 672-0928 or (868) 314-4992 or via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commission also continues to receive complaints on its website: www.equalopportunity.gov.tt.
Persons with Down syndrome possess their own unique talents, artistry and abilities. Just as everyone else, they deserve the right to educational and vocational opportunities, the opportunity to develop their talents and skills, full participation in the workforce and the opportunity to contribute to society.
The EOC revealed the figure on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. There has been a proliferation of racial intolerance on social media and there are stories reported in the media where persons allege that they have been discriminated against based on their race or ethnicity but they do not lodge a complaint at the EOC.
The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has described the death of CAISO Founder Colin Robinson as the loss of a stalwart. The EOC worked on many projects with CAISO under Mr. Robinson’s stewardship including the LGBTQI Workplace Policy, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Members of staff at the Equal Opportunity Commission are leading the fight against discrimination from the front. Staff enrolled and completed an introductory sign language course in an effort to communicate more effectively with persons who are deaf and promote inclusivity.
Members of the public are asked to take notice that, further to section 39(1) of the Equal Opportunity Act Chap 22:03 (the ‘Act’), copies of the following reports are available for inspection at the Commission’s offices located at Nos. 55-57, Manic Street, Chaguanas, 500621 on any working day [Monday to Friday except public holidays] between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.