States Object To EEOC Effort To Dismiss Data-Sharing Suit

Law360 (February 16, 2021, 8:30 PM EST) -- California and New Jersey are among several states pushing back against the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's effort to dismiss a lawsuit claiming the EEOC illegally stopped sharing employment data with local partners.

In a Thursday motion filed in California federal court, the states sought to undercut the EEOC's push to dismiss the suit and argued that the EEOC is shirking its obligations under the 1964 Civil Rights Act by adopting a policy that hampers states' ability to study and investigate workplace discrimination.

In January, the EEOC asked the court to dismiss the suit, arguing that the data-sharing policy in question...

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