Judge Pauses States’ Diversity Data Lawsuit Against EEOC (2)

Feb. 25, 2021, 2:30 PM; Updated: Feb. 25, 2021, 10:24 PM

A federal court granted a request made by the EEOC and a handful of states to pause litigation over a diversity data-sharing policy that the states say hampers anti-bias enforcement.

Charlotte Burrows, the civil rights agency’s new Democratic chair, seeks to review and potentially revisit the data-sharing policy at issue in the case, according to a motion filed Wednesday to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Judge Edward Chen granted a 45-day stay in a Thursday order.

California, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, and New Jersey sued the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in October, alleging...

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