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    This guidance document was issued upon approval by vote of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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    Section 2 Threshold Issues

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    Threshold Issues

    This document addresses requirements that an individual must satisfy in order to have a legal claim under the EEO statutes, including definitions of covered individuals and entities, covered issues and bases, timeliness, standing, and other topics.

    Title VII, EPA, ADEA, ADA, GINA, 29 CFR Part 1601, 29 CFR Part 1614, 29 CFR Part 1621, 29 CFR Part 1626

    Document Applicant
    Employers, Employees, Applicants, Attorneys and Practitioners, EEOC Staff

    Previous Revision
    Yes. When originally published in 2000, this document replaced 11 separate guidance documents, as indicated in guidance text. In July 2005, the subsection addressing time limitations was replaced to reflect the Supreme Court’s decision in National Railroad Passenger Corp. v. Morgan, 536 U.S. 101 (2002) with a subsection currently captioned 'When Can a Discriminatory Act Be Challenged?'. In August 2009, the [...]

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