5 EEOC Enforcement Trends To Watch In 2016

By Aaron Vehling (January 5, 2016, 11:25 PM EST) -- Following a year of big wins for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in 2016, the agency will likely continue its push for large-scale investigations into systemic bias and continue to focus on LGBT rights and pregnancy bias claims, attorneys say.

In 2015, as the EEOC turned 50, it prevailed in a high-profile U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding religious accommodation in the workplace and secured several settlements in bias suits even as courts scrutinized the agency's presuit investigation and conciliation processes. In 2016, the agency will maintain and strengthen its momentum, and employers will need to prepare, according to Littler Mendelson...

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