Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Tim Garrett discussed the disadvantage of having a partial panel of commissioners at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Historically, the EEOC is comprised of five commissioners; however, the current panel only has three. Some argue this has hindered the EEOC’s ability to adequately investigate and file lawsuits to combat discrimination among the nation’s employers.
Tim warned that having a panel at the EEOC “that is less than full, we’re not getting the most out of it. How that plays out, I don’t know, but it is important, I think, for the commission to be at its full complement.”
The full article, “EEOC Mandate Stalled by Lack of Commissioners,” was published by Business Insurance on September 24, 2019, and is available online.