President Biden Appoints EEOC Chair and Vice Chair to Address Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January of 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that President Joe Biden had appointed Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows Chair of the EEOC and Commissioner Jocelyn …

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EEOC Unveils New Webpage Explaining Systemic Discrimination Enforcement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) unveiled a new webpage on its website – “Systemic Enforcement at the EEOC” – that explains the use of administrative and litigation tools used to identify and pursue systemic discriminatory practices, according to an EEOC press …

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EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Assistance Publication to Address Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication that addressed questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new information for employers and employees about COVID-19 vaccinations, …

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EEOC Launches New Process for Requesting Formal Opinion Letters

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launching of a new process for the public to request a formal opinion letter from the EEOC concerning Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act …

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EEOC Asked to Clarify Authority to Investigate Bias in AI Hiring Technologies

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 8, 2020, ten Democratic members of the United States Senate sent a letter requesting clarification from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Janet Dhillon regarding the EEOC’s authority to investigate bias in Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven hiring technologies, according to a press release …

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EEOC Launches New Interactive Data Tool to Track Employment Trends

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 2, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched a new interactive data query and mapping tool called EEOC Explore that gives users access to the most current, granular, and privacy protected aggregate EEO-1 data available and allows users to analyze aggregate data associated …

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EEOC Secured $535 Million for Workplace Discrimination Victims in FY 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an agency advancing opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – published its annual Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Agency Financial Report that showed the EEOC secured a record amount of recovery …

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EEOC Enters into Revised Memorandum of Understanding with DOJ and DOL

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 3, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) that will amend procedural rules to enhance …

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EEOC Swears In Andrea R. Lucas as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 19, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Andrea R. Lucas was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I look forward …

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EEOC Swears In Jocelyn Samuels as Commissioner

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 14, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that Jocelyn Samuels was sworn in as a Commissioner of the EEOC. “I am committed to …

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