The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) broke new ground in late 2012 with the release of its first Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) publicly identifying its top enforcement priorities. Since that time, the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation program has largely focused on the priority areas laid out in the SEP:
- Eliminating barriers for recruiting and hiring;
- Protecting vulnerable workers;
- Addressing select emerging and developing issues;
- Ensuring equal pay protections;
- Preserving access to the legal system; and
- Preventing systemic harassment.