Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Israel's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was established by law under the Ministry of Economy (at the time the Ministry of Labor, Trade and Industry) in  2008, following an amendment to Section 18a. of Israel's Equal Opportunities in Employment Law. The Commission was established in order to respond to discrimination against a wide range of populations in the Israeli labor market, including women, older people, Ethiopians, Haredim, and Arabs. Despite the fact that Israeli law has forbidden such discrimination for over 20 years, the enforcement of this law has been poor and discrimination has continued uninterrupted. The first EEOC Commissioner since was Adv. Tziona Koening-Yair. In 2016, Adv. Mariam Kabha became the second national commissioner, and highest ranking Arab women in Israel's government.

 

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