Joining the EEOC’s Denver and Detroit Field Offices (see our blog of December 3, 2012), the New Orleans Field Office has just announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") with the Consulate of Mexico to assist Mexican workers in the US in the area of employment discrimination.


These “MOU’s” will establish a collaboration that will involve the EEOC providing the Consulate and Mexican nationals with Spanish-language materials explaining the federal anti-discrimination laws, information regarding workplace discrimination on Spanish-language radio stations, and information, guidance, and access to resources on the prevention of discrimination in the workplace regardless of immigration status.


"A Memorandum of Understanding promotes employment justice and allows us to continue current practices which are in place," said an EEOC attorney.  


Under the terms of the MOU, the EEOC will expand its cooperation with the Mexican Consulate, providing it with Spanish-language materials explaining the laws enforced by the EEOC.  The agency will also provide representatives to meet with Mexican nationals in Louisiana in order to disseminate information and conduct counseling regarding employment discrimination matters.