WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has renewed its national memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ecuador as part of the its agreement to stop discrimination of Ecuadoran nationals working in the U.S.
"Ecuador is a remarkable country, at the crossroads of hemispheres and steeped in history," EEOC acting chair Victoria Lipnic said in a statement. "I'm pleased and proud that the Ecuadoran government will continue to work with the EEOC to fight employment discrimination and protect the rights of Ecuadorians who live and work in this country."
"The signing of this memorandum of understanding renews the bonds of collaboration between the Embassy of Ecuador, its consulates and the EEOC to promote access of information, guidance and educational resources on employment discrimination issues to all Ecuadoran citizens living in the United States," added Ecuadorian Ambassador Carrión Mena. "The government of Ecuador reiterates its commitment to the Ecuadoran community in this country, strengthening the protection of the human and civil rights of its citizens, with the important joint work with the EEOC."
The MOU, originally signed in 2015, lays out a specific system for referring complaints to the EEOC and the EEOC's agreement to train Ecuadoran Embassy staff regarding the rights of employers and workers, according to the federal agency.