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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** TOMORROW: Workforce Protections Subcommittee to Examine Stakeholder Concerns with EEOC Actions

On Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00 a.m., the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, chaired by Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), will hold a hearing entitled, “The Regulatory and Enforcement Actions of EEOC: Examining the Concerns of Stakeholders.” The hearing will take place in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. In 2013, Commission Chair Jacqueline Berrien testified before the subcommittee on the commission’s policy priorities. Members shared concerns with EEOC “guidance” that limits employers’ use of criminal background checks during the hiring process. The subcommittee also examined EEOC’s increasing reliance on cases alleging systemic discrimination, rather than focusing its efforts on individual complaints of discrimination.

Tuesday’s hearing will provide members an opportunity to continue oversight of EEOC’s enforcement and regulatory priorities by examining the concerns of key stakeholders. To learn more about the hearing, visit/hearings.

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Camille A. Olson
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Chicago, IL

Todd McCracken
National Small Business Association
Washington, D.C.

Sherrilyn Ifill
President and Director-Counsel
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
New York, NY

Lucia Bone
The Sue Weaver C.A.U.S.E.
Flower Mound, TX

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