SECTION 709(c), TITLE VII, CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1967, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972

United States of America Current 1972

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mandates annual filing regarding the accessibility of employment records to determine whether unlawful employment practices have been or are being committed, including the racial and gender profiles of employees. Section D: Employment Data (ethnic and racial categories) was revised more recently. This allows employers to report peoples of “two or more races, Asian, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino,” and encourages self-identification rather than reporting by employers. In 2011, “sex-stereotyping” was added as a form of sex discrimination and included lesbian, gay, bisexual individuals. Transgender and gender identity was included in 2012.



Industry sectors covered by the instrument

All/none specified

Organizations covered by the instrument

Every employer subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights act of 1964, as amended, and that has 100 or more employees

Issuer type

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, federal agency

Type of instrument

Code of conduct or guideline

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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