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EEOC Sets Meeting on Pulling Back Its Top Litigator’s Authority

Jan. 6, 2021, 8:15 PM

The EEOC will meet to discuss a policy shift that would strip the agency’s general counsel of her remaining authority to file or intervene in discrimination lawsuits without a commission vote.

The controversial proposal, set for a Jan. 14 meeting, would go beyond the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s decision last year to scale back some of the litigation authority it had delegated to the general counsel, though not all of it, based on previous reporting.

A total pullback of the general counsel’s delegated authority has been floated in the past by Republican Chair Janet Dhillon, causing outcry among...

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