Presented by Jill White - Womble Bond Dickinson.
An Overview of the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan 2017 to 2021
The EEOC’s substantive area priorities identified in their latest strategic enforcement plan will be discussed including:
· The EEOC’s continued focus on eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring, specifically in systematic cases.
· The EEOC’s new concentration on (1) the application of workplace civil rights protections in the current workplaces’ complex employment relationships, including staffing agencies and the on-demand economy and (2) backlash discriminatory practices against people of Arab, Middle Eastern or South Asian descent or who are Muslim or Sikh.
· The EEOC’s extension of its equal pay priority to reach all workers.
· The EEOC’s continued focus on bringing sex discrimination claims to protect LGBT individuals from discrimination.
Jill White is a resource for sound employer-focused advice and training on a wide range of employment topics. Her clients trust her to help them avoid legal disputes whenever possible. She is also an experienced litigator and a thought leader in employment law. She frequently writes and presents on labor and employment issues to professional organizations across the Southeast United States.
Jill’s litigation experience has involved discrimination and retaliation claims, leave of absence issues, wage disputes, unemployment claims, and employment agreements and covenants not to compete. This includes claims asserted under the FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, among others. She has successfully defended lawsuits filed in both state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor.
In addition to defending employers in litigation, Jill regularly advises employers on best practices for hiring and termination, disciplinary actions, and compliance with E-Verify and the Form I9. She collaborates with her clients on employment policies, handbooks, and employment agreements.
As part of her counsel, Jill also provides clients with in-house training on employment topics, including anti-discrimination, harassment, FMLA, ADA, FLSA, workplace investigations, and E-Verify employment eligibility verification.