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Webinar: EEOC- Investigation, Emerging Litigation, and More for Employers

April 12, 2016 1:30 pm
April 12, 2016 3:00 pm
Laurie Silvey

Taught by attorney Matthew Gagnon Register
| Seyfarth Shaw

This presentation will cover the most interesting developments in EEOC litigation in 2015, including new and emerging substantive theories, as well as major procedural rulings that will shape how these cases are defended for years to come.

These are some of the topics that will be covered:
• The EEOC has been arguing for years that its efforts to investigate and resolve charges of discrimination prior to bringing a lawsuit in court are completely immune from judicial review. We will explain how this decision changes the game for all employers facing the prospect of EEOC litigation, and how the lower courts have begun to interpret and apply that decision to the facts on the ground
• Seyfarth Shaw has analyzed the EEOC’s filings in 2015 on an industry-by-industry basis to determine how the agency pursues its enforcement priorities against different industries.
• The EEOC continues to push boundaries to expand the scope of rights protected by Title VII and other anti-discrimination laws. We will describe how the agency is using strategic litigation tactics to build precedent to support its favored interpretations of transgender rights, reasonable accommodation, and more.
• Strategic litigation is not the only tool in the EEOC’s toolkit. We will also show how the agency is using its rule-making power to influence pregnancy discrimination, religious discrimination, and employers’ use of health and wellness plans.
• Finally, as we do every year, we will explain what our close review of EEOC litigation and enforcement guidance says about future trends in EEOC litigation, and where the agency may be looking for its enforcement priorities in 2016 and beyond.

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