In late May, EEOC Chair Janet Dhillon announced a unilateral overhaul of the Commission’s conciliation process, calling the changes a nationwide pilot program. As you well know, the conciliation process has a direct impact on the rights of employees and is a crucial tool of the EEOC in its work to eliminate unlawful workplace discrimination. Earlier this month, the Chair also announced a change to EEOC’s alternative dispute resolution process. The changes will significantly impact plaintiffs seeking justice in the face of unlawful workplace discrimination. Although the pilots are scheduled to last six months, the Commission’s spring regulatory agenda notes that the agency is considering codifying changes to the conciliation process, which it proposes to issue for public comment this summer.
EEOC Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows has generously agreed to brief NELA members on these changes and other news at the EEOC. Join us for this important opportunity to hear from Commissioner Burrows. She will take pre-submitted questions about the conciliation and ADR process changes as well as other EEOC-related matters. In order to best manage our time with her, please submit questions no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern, Tuesday, July 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use subject line: EEOC Briefing Question.