Equal Employment Opportunity and EEOC Compliance

Employers in every economic sector must contend with an expansive array of federal, state, and local laws prohibiting workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, where the risks of liability can be significant. Aggressive oversight and enforcement by workplace regulators, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), make effective risk mitigation policies and practices even more important, particularly for large employers.

The experienced attorneys in our Equal Employment Opportunity and EEOC Compliance practice group maintain a strong focus on both compliance and advocacy. We monitor legal, regulatory, policy, and enforcement developments and provide our clients across all geographic areas and industries with practical advice and counsel to mitigate risk. From preventive services like policy development and training, to reactive services such as sensitive workplace investigations and charge management, we know what employers need to effectively manage their nondiscrimination risks.

Focus Areas

We advise our clients on a host of federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (CRA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Older Workers Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)

Widely regarded as experts in the field of EEO, we also frequently testify before administrative agencies and submit written comments on behalf of the employer community regarding proposed regulatory changes and reporting requirements. We also regularly participate as friends of the court in critical federal cases that will significantly impact on our clients’ workplace compliance policies and practices.

Related Services

  • Workplace Policy and Program Evaluations
  • Discrimination Charge Investigations
  • Position Statement Preparation and Review
  • EEO Policy and Program Evaluations
  • EEO-1 Reporting
  • Self-Critical Adverse Impact Analyses
  • Self-Critical Compensation/EPA Risk Analyses
  • EEO Compliance Training