Tuesday, May 14, 2013

NEW EEOC Commissioner Sworn In

Yesterday, Jenny R. Yang was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, bringing the EEOC up to its full 5 commissioners.  (EEOC press release.) Yang was nominated by President Obama in August 2012 and her nomination was finally confirmed by the Senate on April 25, 2013. Since 2003, Yang was a partner in the law firm of  Cohen, Milstein, Sellers & Toll where she litigated civil rights and employment discrimination cases. Prior to that, she was with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. The EEOC enforces federal employment anti-discrimination laws, including those barring religious discrimination in employment.