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Public Hearing to Examine Civil Rights Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Workplace Scheduled by EEOC

By OutSolve - Apr 22, 2021 9:23:38 AM - 4 MINS READ

Virtual hearing scheduled for April 28, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. eastern time via Zoom

EEOC has scheduled an all virtual hearing on Wednesday, April 28th at 10:30 a.m. to consider the impact of COVID-19 on workers and employers in navigating potential employment discrimination issues, as well as what the future challenges may look like.

The public may sign into the videoconference via Zoom for Government and observe the livestream or connect to the audio-only dial-in by following the instructions posted on the EEOC website no later than 24 hours prior to the hearing. EEOC has closed captioning and ASL services available.

There will be two panels with testimony from the following experts on job discrimination and other barriers to employment during the ongoing health and economic crisis.

Panel 1                                  

  • Heidi Shierholz, Senior Economist and Director of Policy, Economic Policy Institute

  • John Yang, President and Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

  • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center               

  • Johnny C. Taylor, President and CEO, Society for Human Resources Management 

  • Mónica Ramírez, Founder/President, Justice for Migrant Women, Co-founder, The Latinx House, Poderistas & Alianza Nacional de Campesinas 

  • Devon Westhill, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity

  • Damon Hewitt, Acting President and Executive Director/Executive Vice President of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Panel 2

  • Eric Henson, Executive Vice President, Compass Lexecon, and Research Fellow, The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development    
  • Julie Hocker, former U.S. Commissioner on Disabilities                      

  • Brian East, Senior Attorney, Disability Rights Texas                                            

  • Michael Eastman, Senior Vice President, Policy and Assistant General Counsel, Center for Workplace Compliance                             

  • Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney, AARP Foundation

  • Amrith Kaur, Legal Director, Sikh Coalition                                                      

A recording and transcript of the Commission hearing will be posted on www.eeoc.gov after the hearing. For information about the hearing, contact Christine Nazer, Acting Director of Communications, at 202-921-4191.


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