Berrien To Play Forceful Role As EEOC Head: Experts

Law360, New York (April 7, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT) -- Jacqueline Berrien, who was sworn in Wednesday as the new chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will likely usher in an era of more aggressive enforcement of employment laws, with a particular focus on systemic discrimination issues, experts said.

Berrien, the former associate director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was given a recess appointment by President Barack Obama last month. With her swearing in, she became the first permanent chair of the agency since Naomi Earp departed at the end of...
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