Bloomberg Law
March 5, 2021, 8:23 PMUpdated: March 5, 2021, 9:59 PM

Biden Moves to Fire EEOC Top Lawyer Who Wouldn’t Resign (1)

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

President Joe Biden was to fire Sharon Gustafson, the Trump-appointed general counsel of the EEOC, at 5 p.m. Friday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation.

The Biden administration demanded in a March 2 email that Gustafson, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s top litigator, resign, said two different sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.

Gustafson refused, citing her term, which runs through 2023, according to a letter she sent Friday to the Biden administration. A copy of the letter was obtained by Bloomberg Law. She was then ...

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