Wednesday, September 30, 2020
As we beforehand reported, on September 22, 2020, President Trump issued his “Govt Order on Combatting Race and Intercourse Stereotyping” (the “Order”), which seeks, amongst different issues, to ban authorities contractors from together with sure ideas in variety and consciousness trainings. The Order directed the Workplace of Federal Contract Compliance Applications (“OFCCP”) to ascertain a “hotline” to obtain and examine complaints that contractors are implementing worker coaching applications that violate the Order, in addition to Govt Order 11246, and to take “enforcement motion and supply remedial aid, as applicable.” On September 29, 2020, OFCCP introduced the launch of this hotline and the creation of an electronic mail tackle and on-line portal that workers might use to submit complaints concerning coaching applications they consider violate the Order or Govt Order 11246.
Though OFCCP notes that the Order solely applies to Federal contractors “with Federal contracts entered into 60 days after the date of the [O]rder, or Nov[ember] 21, 2020,” the company’s announcement warns that “coaching applications prohibited by the brand new Govt Order may additionally violate a contractor’s obligations underneath the prevailing Govt Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination based mostly on race, colour, faith, intercourse, sexual orientation, gender id, nationwide origin, and for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing your compensation or the compensation of others.”
Authorities contractors ought to due to this fact bear in mind that their trainings stands out as the topic of complaints, no matter whether or not they enter into a brand new federal contract after November 21, 2020.
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