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The EEOC's National Enforcement Priorities: What's Ahead in 2014?

Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, Commission on Disability Rights, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

Join our panel, composed of the EEOC’s General Counsel and Senior Attorney Advisor, and leading practitioners representing management, labor, and employees for a discussion on the EEOC’s national enforcement priorities, and what’s ahead for the EEOC in 2014. The EEOC has identified six priorities as the focus of its enforcement plan.  These priorities and their targets are:

  • Eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring —The EEOC will target class-based recruitment and hiring practices that discriminate against racial, ethnic and religious groups, older workers, women, and people with disabilities;
  • Protecting immigrant, migrant and other vulnerable workers —This priority will target disparate pay, job  segregation, harassment, trafficking  and discriminatory policies affecting vulnerable workers;
  • Addressing emerging and developing employment discrimination issues— This priority will target emerging issues in equal employment law;
  • Enforcing equal pay laws —This priority will target compensation systems and practices that discriminate based on gender;
  • Preserving access to the legal system— The EEOC will target policies and practices that discourage or prohibit  individuals from exercising their rights under employment discrimination statutes, or impede the EEOC’s investigative or enforcement efforts; and
  • Preventing harassment through systemic enforcement and targeted outreach— The EEOC will pursue systemic investigations and litigation and conduct a targeted outreach campaign to deter harassment in the workplace.


Program Faculty

Barbara L. Johnson
Paul Hastings LLP
Washington, DC

P. David Lopez
General Counsel
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Washington, DC 

Cathy Ventrell-Monsees
Senior Attorney Advisor
Office of the Chair
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Washington, DC

Margo Pave
Zwerdling, Paul, Kahn & Wolly, P.C.
Washington, DC

Paul W. Mollica (Moderator)
Of Counsel
Outten & Golden LLP
Chicago, IL

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