EOC News Issue 8

The EOC's webinar presentation was the marquee attraction at the Trade and Investment Convention (TIC) 2021. The webinar on Know Your Rights: Employment Discrimination, registered the most attendees at this year's convention. The webinar, which took place on Wednesday 3rd November 2021, created an avenue for attendees to learn about the mandate of the EOC and have their questions answered on workplace discrimination and other relevant topics.

EOC News Issue 7

A grievance procedure is an orderly system for reporting and processing complaints. The procedure should contain an investigation and appeal mechanism that allows parties who are not satisfied to appeal against the results of investigations to the authorities.

EOC News Issue 6

Avoid stigmatising those who have tested positive, those who had to undergo quarantine because they were a primary contact, or those who display covid-19 related symptoms. For instance, a person may cough or have an itchy throat due to allergies.

EOC News Issue 5

An HIV infection can cause impairment that would substantially limit functions of the immune system if not medically treated, and as such, a person living with an HIV infection can meet the Equal Opportunity Act’s (EOA) definition of disability.

EOC News Issue 4

What may seem harmless , or even an insignificant remark could do a lot of harm. If someone complains about sexual harassment, immediate actions should be taken to investigate the complaint.

EOC News Issue 2

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.

EOC News Issue 1

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.