I spent a day earlier this week representing a client in an EEOC on-site investigation. The investigator interviewed numerous company officials. At the start of each interview, the investigator stated that the EEOC is a “neutral third-party.”
While the EEOC is supposed to be neutral, many actions and positions taken by the EEOC leave companies (and their counsel) shaking their heads over this assertion of neutrality. While the particular investigator I dealt with this week was quite professional, personable and reasonable, most other experiences with the EEOC make it hard for her and her peers to be viewed as neutral by any employer.
For instance, just this week the EEOC tweeted the following:
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