On December 22 the
Senate approved the nomination of Jacqueline Berrien as the chair of the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).
The EEOC is responsible for enforcing Title VII and other federal laws making
employment discriminationillegal on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability
or genetic information. These laws cover most places of business that
employ over 15 employees.
The Senate also unanimously confirmed Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victor
Lipnic as well as General Counsel P. David Lopez. In March, Berrien and
the other two commissioners began serving recess appointments after an
anonymous hold in the Senate had blocked a vote on the president’s
In announcing her nomination, President Obama noted that Berrien “has
spent her entire career fighting to give voice to underrepresented communities
and protect our most basic rights.”
Georgia employment attorneys dedicated to employee’s rights, we support these appointments.
For more information, or if you believe you have been the victim of workplace
contactThe Buckley Law Firm, LLC to speak with one of our employee advocates.