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EEOC's Yang Touts Expanded LGBT Rights As Top Success

Law360, New York (September 27, 2017, 8:20 PM EDT) -- With her tenure at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission winding down, former EEOC Chair Jenny Yang told Law360 in an exclusive interview her greatest success at the commission was helping guide an expansion of workplace protections for LGBT individuals, and expressed optimism that the agency will overcome the Trump administration's recent decision to curtail a rule expanding wage data collection to combat pay discrimination.

Yang was appointed to the commission by President Barack Obama and began her term in May 2013, when she left plaintiffs' side firm Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC after a decade-long tenure. She served as...

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