EEOC nominee Dhillon is up for confirmation vote next week!

So exciting!

According to today's Politico's Morning Shift, it appears that President Trump's nominee for Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will finally get a confirmation vote in the Senate next week. If confirmed, Janet Dhillon will give the EEOC its quorum. And she's quoted as saying some things that will be music to employers' ears:

EEOC COULD GET A QUORUM: Cloture was filed Thursday on the nomination of Janet Dhillon to serve as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, teeing up a full Senate vote next week. Her confirmation would give the EEOC a quorum for the first time since early January. The Senate [Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee] cleared Dhillon's nomination along party lines in February, after it failed to advance in 2017 and 2019 [2018?]. Testifying before the committee in 2017, the corporate attorney said she would focus on clearing the commission's case backlog and cutting the number of new lawsuits filed by the EEOC. She called litigation a "last resort" and conciliation measures a "win-win for all."


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Sweet. Ms. Dhillon was originally nominated in the summer of 2017, so it is good to see her nomination finally escaping the gridlock. If she is confirmed, the EEOC will be back to having three Commissioners and two vacant slots. The other Commissioners are current Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic (R), and Charlotte Burrows (D). Both Ms. Lipnic and Ms. Burrows are Obama appointees.

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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