EEOC Releases Anti-Harassment Guide for Contractors

The federal agency says it wants to empower the industry to make the jobsite safer for all workers.

June 18, 2024

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday released a guide to help construction leaders prevent and address harassment on the job. “Promising Practices for Preventing Harassment in the Construction Industry” is part of the EEOC’s ongoing focus to address bias within the building sector.

The agency wants to ensure that the flood of federal dollars in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and CHIPS and Science Act aren’t perpetuating a pattern of discrimination, EEOC Vice Chair Jocelyn Samuels told Construction Dive in an interview.

“We have a serious problem. It is far too pervasive. And it has been going on for decades,” said Samuels. “Despite efforts to get it under control, we are still seeing far too many instances of sexual harassment, nooses on worksites, different kinds of discrimination that’s perpetrated against construction workers.”

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