EEOC Updates Bias Complaint Process For Federal Agencies

Law360, New York (July 24, 2012, 9:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Tuesday issued final rules updating how it processes complaints made by employees and job applicants accusing federal agencies of discrimination, including changes to class proceedings.

The last major revisions to the federal-sector EEOC complaint process last implemented in 1999, and the new rules were developed based on recommendations by a commissioner-led working group that has taken suggestions for reform from complainants, agencies, unions, civil rights groups and others since then, according to the agency.

The new rules reaffirm the...
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