A Practical Primer on Organizational, Procedural and Case Developments recorded

A Practical Primer on Organizational, Procedural and Case Developments

Presented by Barry A. Hartstein, Shareholder | Co-Chair, EEO & Diversity Practice Group, James A. Paretti, Jr., Shareholder, Peter J. Petesch, Shareholder, and Kristy L. Peters, Shareholder at Littler

As we enter March 2021, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to be in a state of transition.

On January 20, 2021, Charlotte A. Burrows was designated by President Biden as chair of the EEOC. Less than two months later, on March 5, 2021, the administration removed Sharon Fast Gustafson, who had been appointed by President Trump for a four-year term ending in August 2023, as general counsel of the agency.​

These developments occurred on the heels of  two major changes implemented by prior EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon: (1) On January 7, 2021, the Commission approved a final rule requiring greater transparency in the conciliation process; and (2) effective January 13, 2021, the Commission modified the delegation of authority previously granted to the EEOC's general counsel, thus giving the Commission more authority over litigation filed by the agency. These new rules will remain in effect, despite being opposed by the EEOC's current chair. 

The Commission currently is in the unusual situation of having a 3-2 Republican majority and a Democratic chair, which will continue until at least the summer of 2022, when the Commission may switch to a Democratic majority. 

As we look back over the past year and plan for 2021, this webinar will discuss these recent developments as well as highlights from Littler's annual report on EEOC developments. Topics will include:

  • Organizational and staffing changes at the Commission
  • EEOC charge and litigation statistics, including an increased level of activity involving retaliation claims
  • A review of high-ticket EEOC settlements
  • An update on the EEOC's rules on employee vaccinations and wellness
  • Highlights of recent case developments addressing the scope of the EEOC's investigation authority and the types of cases selected for subpoena enforcement actions
  • A special look at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and what issues are important to the EEOC
  • Review of other noteworthy litigation filed by the EEOC
  • Other key issues to monitor and what to anticipate during the balance of fiscal year 2021

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Presented by
Barry A. Hartstein, Shareholder | Co-Chair, EEO & Diversity Practice Group, James A. Paretti, Jr., Shareholder, Peter J. Petesch, Shareholder, and Kristy L. Peters, Shareholder at Littler
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