EEOC Anticipates Rising Interest in ‘Systemic Discrimination’


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) chairman, Charlotte Burrows, states that she anticipates a rising interest in systemic discrimination in the workplace, especially regarding equal pay. According to this HR Drive article by Kate Tornone, Burrows stated that under the Biden Administration, pay equity would be a top priority. As the world talks more about discrimination and racism, this topic has been given the limelight.

According to the article, Burrows did not outline what steps the commission would take in order to achieve this outcome. However, she did emphasize the need to adequately staff the EEOC, which has been significantly understaffed.

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