FURTHER READING: Does EEOC
's involvement in racial discrimination case mean Sara Lee is cooked?
At the end of the 2011 fiscal year, the EEOC
had 580 systemic investigations underway, involving more than 2,000 charges.
seeks lost wages, monetary damages (including compensation for emotional distress and punitive damages), and injunctive relief, including training on antidiscrimination laws.
said they would not have new rules until at least 2021, but it could take longer," said Janet Hendrick, a director with Phillip Murrah PC who specializes in employment law.
The company has also agreed to provide training on sex discrimination to its managers and employees, post a notice of employee rights under Title VII, and report future complaints of sex harassment to the EEOC
Lewis, Jr., district director of the EEOC
's Philadelphia District Office.
It is also noteworthy that each EEOC
office and individual investigators may differ on how they approach interaction with individual employers.
and previously a trial attorney with the EEOC
, says that the EEOC
is an "across the board agency" since it investigates a wide variety of different claims.
Berrien said the EEOC
has developed strong relationships with Mexican consulates around the country and is using those relationships to strengthen cooperation.
In one suit, the EEOC
alleges that the employer disproportionately screened out workers from jobs using a hiring policy that denied employment to workers with certain convictions dating back any number of years.
Hunt for correcting its policy on criminal convictions and for taking measures toward ensuring equal employment opportunities for all workers," said Olophius Perry, district director of the EEOC
's Los Angeles District Office.