WASHINGTON, D.C. — An agreement designed to strengthen collaborative efforts to provide immigrant, migrant and otherwise vulnerable Filipino workers and their employers in the United States was reached on Thursday.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines signed a national Memorandum of Understanding that will offer guidance, information and access to education about their rights and responsibilities regarding U.S. anti-discrimination laws.
The MOU clarifies the intent of the EEOC and the Philippine Embassy to continue the efforts to assist the Philippine community.
Under the national framework of the MOU, the two entities will cooperate to provide outreach and training, as well as assist with enforcement efforts as needed. The EEOC is the federal agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination.