Bloomberg Law
June 2, 2020, 12:44 AM

EEOC Chair Alters Pre-Lawsuit Process for Resolving Bias Claims

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

The Republican head of the EEOC rolled out temporary changes to how the workplace civil rights agency seeks to settle bias allegations before it pursues litigation, a move that a Democratic commissioner called an “end run around the Commission” because it wasn’t put to a vote.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Janet Dhillon notified agency officials of the pilot program on May 29, Democratic Commissioner Charlotte Burrows said. The six-month pilot will change how the agency conciliates discrimination and harassment allegations in an effort to “provide greater structure and transparency,” an agency spokesman told Bloomberg Law.

After the agency finds ...

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