Executive Order 11246 prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. In addition, Executive Order 11246 prohibits employment discrimination against applicants or employees because they inquired about, discussed or disclosed their compensation or that of others, subject to certain limitations. When OFCCP finds contract coverage, the regional office assigns Executive Order 11246 complaints involving class or systemic issues to a field office for investigation. The regional office also assigns individual complaints alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, and individual complaints alleging discrimination for asking about, discussing or disclosing pay to the field for investigation.327 Executive Order 11246 complaints may include individual disparate treatment claims (e.g., a claim that an individual was unlawfully terminated, demoted, not hired, not promoted, harassed), allegations of systemic discrimination, or denial of accommodation for religious observances or practices. The regional office will generally refer individual complaints alleging employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin to EEOC pursuant to the EEOC and OFCCP MOU.
327. See FCCM 6B.