New EEOC Chair Vows Greater Push Against Systemic Discrimination

Feb. 18, 2021, 11:00 PM

The federal government’s workplace civil rights agency will emphasize enforcement of laws to combat systemic discrimination, EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows said during her first public speech since being named to the post.

Under her leadership, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also will work with the U.S. Labor Department to target outreach to veterans facing discrimination, and aim to hold a hearing to address workplace concerns stemming from the pandemic, Burrows said at an American Bar Association event Thursday.

“This is an enormously important time for this country on civil rights,” she said, discussing enforcement of workplace civil rights laws...

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