More EEOC investigations take the ‘personal’ touch

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The EEOC is increasingly investigating claims of discrimination by visiting employer workplaces, rather than conducting investigations via the phone and mail, according to attorney Neshesba Kittling of Fisher & Phillips in a recent Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) report.

The EEOC’s goal: expand investigations of single charges into companywide class actions. Kittling says too many employers are making the mistake of offering up piles of documents for the EEOC to pick through. Her advice: Respond to EEOC requests in the narrowest terms possible.

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