EEOC Invites Public Comment Regarding Future Enforcement Priorities
On September 22, 2022, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) conducted the third and final "listening session" with witnesses including representatives from civil rights and workers rights organizations and attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in equal employment opportunity-related matters.
According to EEOC chair Charlotte A. Burrows, during these listening sessions, the agency "heard about the numerous challenges facing workers --systemic discrimination, discrimination against vulnerable workers, and other emerging issues. I look forward to completing our Strategic Enforcement Plan to provide the agency with a strong roadmap for the future.”
The EEOC announced it will continue to refine the draft document which will be posted to EEOC’s website and published in the Federal Register for public comment before a Commission vote.
The agency invites the public to submit their comments on the plan at SEP2022@eeoc.gov.
The EEOC is charged with enforcing several federal laws, including the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. These laws prohibit harassment, which has been identified by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a form of workplace violence.
For further information regarding the EEOC's mission and past and current enforcement activities, visit the agency's website at www.eeoc.gov.