EEOC Aims To Boost Systemic Bias Cases In 4-Year Plan

Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 8:51 PM EST) -- Over the next four years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is planning to step up its legal assault on companies suspected of committing systemic discrimination in the workplace, according to a draft strategic plan released Wednesday.

In the past few years, the EEOC has focused on filing more actions alleging systemic discrimination in order to target widespread patterns or practices of discrimination or discriminatory company policies, rather than on filing individual merits cases.

The agency is developing an enforcement plan that will establish a baseline...
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