Agency Update: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

2014 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
In this session, attendees will hear from the legal counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on about the commission’s current focus and enforcement.

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws addressing nondiscrimination in the workplace. The agency has a full slate of commissioners as well as an updated strategic plan. Hear directly from the agency counsel about the EEOC’s current focus, recent cases and priority areas for enforcement.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Peggy R. Mastroianni


Peggy R. Mastroianni currently serves as the Associate Legal Counsel in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC). She is responsible for developing Commission guidance under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and for providing legal advice for the Commission on a wide range of substantive issues and administrative matters.

Mastroianni directed the development of the Commission’s Notices of Proposed Rulemaking on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, as well as policy documents addressing Religious Discrimination, Unlawful Disparate Treatment of Persons with Caregiving Responsibilities, Race and Color Discrimination, and National Origin Discrimination. Under Mastroianni’s direction, OLC also developed ADA guidance on Reasonable Accommodation, Disability Related Inquiries and Medical Examinations, Workers’ Compensation, and Psychiatric Conditions. Prior to her work in OLC, Mastroianni served as a trial attorney and appellate attorney in the EEOC’s Office of General Counsel.

In 2009, Mastroianni received the American Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law’s “Federal Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year Award.” In 2008, she was selected for the “Mary C. Lawton Outstanding Government Service Award” by the ABA’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

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Concurrent Session
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