Just over a week ago, David Miklas was in New Orleans to speak with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Acting Chair, Victoria Lipnic, who shared the EEOC’s current focus.
The EEOC recently created a Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for the next five years. This means that the EEOC's substantive area priorities for the next five years will be:
Regarding the first area listed above, Ms. Lipnic stated that the EEOC will focus on
Regarding the third area listed above, Ms. Lipnic stated that EEOC will focus on “protecting LGBT individuals.”
Because these are the national investigation targets for the EEOC, Florida employers should act now to ensure that these focal areas are in compliance. In the event a Florida business receives an EEOC charge of discrimination in any of these areas, the employer should immediately seek competent employment counsel to assist in setting forth a strong response.
Florida business owners or Florida Human Resource directors can email or call the Law Office of David Miklas, P.A. at 1-772-465-5111 if you have any questions.
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EEOC Chair discloses its target areas for investigations