Seyfarth Events

Preparing For And Proactively Addressing EEOC Investigations & Lawsuits - The New World Of EEOC Issues After EEOC v. CRST Van Lines


July 25, 2012

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


2012 has been a tumultuous year for EEOC-related activity, with high-profile rulings and the EEOC’s launch of its new 2012-2016 Strategic Plan.  Given the shifting landscape of EEOC precedent and procedures, including the highly publicized EEOC v. CRST Van Lines opinion from May of 2012, 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 alarmingly 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 July 25, 2012, 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);

  • 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 tenets 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.