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Peter Gillespie in Business Insurance


Peter Gillespie was featured in Business Insurance to highlight the possibility of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updating its bias guidance on national origin discrimination.

The guidance was last revised in 2002 in response to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Since then, the makeup of the U.S. labor force has changed and more dramatic changes are predicted.

One major concern that experts think will prompt the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to issue updated guidance, affecting enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is English-only policies in the workplace.

Peter pointed to a memorandum of understanding between the EEOC's El Paso, Texas, office and the consulate general of Mexico in El Paso.

The memorandum establishes an ongoing partnership between the agency and consulate to provide information to Mexican citizens working in the United States about their rights under U.S. law, which protects workers from discrimination regardless of documentation status.

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