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In observance of LGBTQIA+ Pride Month, and the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has published new information to educate employees, applicants, and employers about federal protections for all workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender equity.

The release includes a new webpage on the EEOC website that consolidates resources addressing federal protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Rather than announcing new policies, the new page summarizes established EEOC positions and provides information about harassment, retaliation, and how to file a discrimination charge. Also provided are links to EEOC statistics and fact sheets tracking recent EEOC litigation.

In addition, a new technical assistance document explains the Bostock ruling and reiterates the EEOC’s position on protection of employees under the basic concepts of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as the commission’s ongoing role in enforcing those rights.


Mary Bachinger

Director, Tax Policy


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