Bloomberg Law
March 17, 2020, 11:09 PM

EEOC Moves to Agency-Wide Telework in Response to Pandemic

Jay-Anne B. Casuga
Jay-Anne B. Casuga

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is encouraging its workforce of about 1,900 employees to telework “until further notice,” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal civil rights agency had already implemented work-from-home policies in several of its 53 field offices nationwide prior to the Tuesday announcement. It also required telework at its Washington headquarters and field office after one worker exhibited symptoms consistent with Covid-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

On March 12, the agency said it would only process discrimination charges filed by workers against their employers over the phone, as a means to limit ...