EEOC Expects to Stay its Course

03.20.2017

At a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) conference this week, EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum said the EEOC will continue to follow its recent strategic enforcement plan released in October, including prioritizing cases in areas such as LGBT protection against sex-based discrimination.  Feldman acknowledged that some changes might be made under the Trump Administration, but did not specify what, if any, changes she was referring to. 

For now, the Commission seats three Democrats (with one’s term expiring later this year), one Republican and one open seat.  Last month, the sole Republican commissioner said she didn’t expect any major changes in the agency’s priorities including remaining committed to enforcing anti-discrimination laws, particularly in equal pay and age discrimination cases, with an emphasis on employment opportunity and job growth.