Seyfarth Synopsis: EEOC-Initiated Litigation: FY 2019, examines the EEOC’s filings in 2019, and analyzes the significant legal decisions and trends impacting EEOC litigation in 2020. It is a definitive source of information that focuses exclusively on EEOC-related litigation. Our webinar will provide a comprehensive review of these workplace litigation trends and provide attendees with updates on 2019 rulings and trends developing thus far in 2020. Click here to register!

The book’s Co-Authors Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff, and Matthew Gagnon will lead this interactive discussion.

This past year again demonstrated that the EEOC is not isolated from the turmoil in Washington, nor the broader shifting political climate nationally. Between a political stalemate surrounding the re-confirmation of a former Commissioner, the government shutdown, and a general political swirl of issues, the EEOC ran on less than a full complement of executive leadership for roughly one-third of the fiscal year. Meanwhile, the continuing acceleration of the #MeToo movement, and ongoing national discussions regarding race and national origin continue to impact the workplace. Despite these external challenges and the constraints the Commission experienced in 2019, it remained committed to pursuing the objectives of its 2017-2021 Strategic Enforcement Plan.

Substantive trends to be discussed are:

  • Eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring: A new focus on age discrimination: Artificial Intelligence and other forms of digital bias
  • Protecting vulnerable workers: A potential new enforcement trend: Heightened awareness of national origin discrimination
  • Addressing emerging issues: Supreme Court set to decide whether LGBT discrimination is prohibited by Title VII
  • Ensuring equal pay protections: Changes to the collection of EEO-1 data
  • Preserving access to the legal system: Recent EEOC amicus briefs highlight agency priorities
  • Preventing systemic harassment: EEOC operating in the #MeToo era


Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Christopher J. DeGroff, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Matthew Gagnon, Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Thursday, March 5th
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