How Changes at EEOC Could Benefit Employers

President Trump’s appointment to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission could signal a more cooperative attitude at the agency.

Now that the EEOC is likely to have a 3-2 Republican majority under nominee Janet Dhillon, its policies are expected to slant in a more pro-employer direction.

Obama Administration

Under the Obama administration, the EEOC often attempted “to engage in litigation tactics to force certain outcomes or to force policies,” said J. Randall Coffey, a partner with Fisher Phillips L.L.P.