Systemic Discrimination in a Nutshell

Published Date: 
April 8, 2011

by Charles B. Baldwin (Indianapolis Office) and Susannah P. Mroz (Indianapolis Office)

“It is imperative that the [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission] make the identification, investigation, and litigation of systemic discrimination a top priority.” Thus read the recommendation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) Systemic Task Force. While the EEOC always pursued claims of systemic discrimination on some level, in recent years the EEOC has focused on systemic discrimination in a more concerted way. The result: a rising number of investigations where the EEOC seeks to uncover “pattern or practice” discrimination or combat broad-based discrimination.  Increased budget appropriations for the EEOC portend an even further increase in such efforts. READ MORE...

Note: This article was published on April 1, 2011 in the ACC QuickCounsel.