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Mexico, Four EEOC Field Offices Sign Agreements to Combat Bias in United States

Mexico may or may not pay for the wall that Donald Trump promises if he becomes president, but for now the U.S. and its southern neighbor have pledged cooperation in preventing discrimination against Mexican nationals in this country.

Just in the last week cooperation agreements have been signed between the Mexican Consulate and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission field offices in Richmond, Houston, and Denver. And the ¬†consulate section of the Mexican embassy has entered into a cooperation agreement with the EEOC’s Baltimore field office.

All the agreements pledge ongoing collaboration ongoing to provide Mexican nationals in with information, guidance, and access to resources on the prevention of discrimination in the workplace regardless of immigration status.

EEOC’s Cleveland Office Enters Cooperative Agreement With Mexican Consulate

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced this month the signing of a cooperative agreement between its Cleveland Ohio field office and the Mexican consulate in Detroit-a sign of the agency’s growing concern over employment discrimination against Mexican nationals in the United States.

The Mexican Consulate in Detroit provides services to preserve the rights of Mexican nationals residing in Michigan and Ohio. The EEOC’s Cleveland Field Office enforces federal employment discrimination laws and has jurisdiction over half of the State of Ohio.

The agreement will facilitate cooperation by the two counrites “to provide Mexican nationals with information, guidance, and access to resources on the prevention of discrimination in the workplace, regardless of documentation status,” the announcement said.

Hence the mutual benefit to both countries from the agreement, known in bureaucracy-speak as a “Memoradum of Understanding.”

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Assistance, Training Coming to Mexican Nationals Under EEOC-Mexico Agreement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Detroit field office and the Mexican consulate today formalized an arrangement under which the two entities will cooperate to reduce the incidence of national origin and citizenship discrimination against Mexican nationals in the state.

The parties signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” under which, among other assistance, the EEOC will provide the consulate with Spanish-language materials explaining the laws enfored by the federal agency. The commission also will partner with the Consulate to provide information and training to remove, underserved areas of Michigan, including the western side where there are many migrant farm workers.

This week–dubbed Anti-Discrimination Information Week–the EEOC will provide visitors to the Consulate with information on the laws enforced by the EEOC, specifically focusing on sexual harassment, national origin harassment, retaliation and Youth@Work, an EEOC campaign which deals with the problem of the sexual harassment of teenaged workers.

You can read more about the new arrangement here.