In addition to reporting a record number of discrimination charges during the last fiscal year (nearly 100,000), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) secured more than $400 million in monetary benefits from employers–the highest level of monetary relief ever obtained by the EEOC through its combined enforcement, mediation and litigation programs. 
In order to promote inclusive and discrimination-free workplaces, an employer’s best defense against such charges of discrimination is to develop a strong equal employment opportunity policy that is clearly communicated and accepted by both managers and employees. 
On March 8, Personnel Concepts successfully relaunched our EEO Compliance Program to help employers mitigate the risk of costly discrimination claims that may lead to potentially large monetary losses. 
As an additional feature to our comprehensive manual, our FD-EEO-SYS now comes with a new EEO Compliance CD-ROM, which provides customizable policies, plain language law summaries, electronic documentation forms, and training materials in an easy, interactive format to help employers ensure compliance with all forms of discrimination prohibited by state and federal laws