OFCCP Issues Final Rule Updating Federal Contractor Sex Discrimination Guidelines

In an effort to bring its sex discrimination guidelines “from the ‘Mad Men’ era to the modern era,” on June 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Final Rule containing sex discrimination guidelines for federal government contractors and subcontractors.

While many provisions in the updated guidelines simply bring the guidelines up to speed with current law, the guidelines contain important pronouncements of which every federal contractor should be aware – from pay discrimination and pregnancy accommodation to sex stereotyping and protections for transgendered employees.

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