EEOC To Keep Same Priorities Under Trump, Member Says

Law360, Washington (March 14, 2017, 5:59 PM EDT) -- Despite the change at the White House, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will continue to follow its most recent strategic enforcement plan, which includes prioritizing cases in emerging areas of law like protection for LGBT individuals against sex-based discrimination, Commissioner Chai Feldblum said Tuesday.

Speaking at the Society for Human Resource Management's Employment Law & Legislative Conference in Washington D.C., Feldblum said the enforcement priorities outlined in the agency's strategic enforcement plan, or SEP, for 2017-2021, which was released in October, will remain the benchmark for the type of cases and issues the EEOC will pursue.

While Feldblum acknowledged that...

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