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Proactively Addressing EEOC Investigations & Lawsuits – Dynamics of Working With Aggressive Agency Activity


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Pacific

Many of you attended Seyfarth Shaw’s March 2013 EEOC webinar: EEOC-Initiated Litigation: Case Law Developments In 2012 And Trends To Watch For In 2013 where our speakers Jerry Maatman and Christopher DeGroff outlined the EEOC’s activities over the preceding year and gave a forecast of significant EEOC action in the coming year.

Many of these developments have come to pass.  However, 2013 has been a tumultuous year for EEOC-related activity, with high-profile rulings and the maturing EEOC Strategic Plan.  This, when the agency is under intense pressure to show results even in the face of tight resources.  Given the shifting landscape of EEOC precedent and procedures, employers are well-served to remain up to speed on the government’s most recent tactics and the battle-tested ways to address the Commission’s increasingly aggressive agenda.

The webinar is timely, as a significant majority of the EEOC's lawsuits are filed each year between July 1 and September 30 (the end date of the EEOC's fiscal year).

On Tuesday, August 20th we invite you to attend our mid-year discussion of the EEOC accelerating activity and how employers should be responding to the same.  Our mid-year session will have a practical focus, including topics like:

  • Signs that you are a target of a Systemic Investigation (and what the EEOC does not want you to know);
  • Emerging “hot topics” and next generation EEOC focal points;
  • Proactive steps to maintain the edge in agency-initiated investigations and litigation (including eDiscovery issues, expert statistical analyses, proactive development of positive facts, and media issues);
  • Core tenants of conciliation and tactics in high stakes EEOC investigations; and
  • Taking control of the early stages of EEOC-initiated lawsuits.

    The EEOC has committed itself to developing a “national law firm” model of pooling its resources and strategically deploying its best and brightest to accomplish its agenda through large-scale litigation.  It is critical that employers remain vigilant in the face of this aggressive agenda; an agenda that is all-too-often driven by political fuel rather than attention to substantiated EEO problems in the workplace.  Mr. Maatman and Mr. DeGroff will discuss the tools and tactics that have been the most effective in their extensive practice with the EEOC.

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