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Enforcing Federal Law

March 21, 2017

Jenny Yang, A&S ’92, of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) met with ILR students and faculty March 6 to discuss her career and the role of EEOC in enforcing discrimination laws. Yang was sworn in as a commissioner in 2013 and will end her service this July.

In this story on the ILR website, ILR Associate Professor Kate Griffith’said Yang told the class about recent cases of religious discrimination, race discrimination and the EEOC’s work on the gender pay gap.

“We also heard about the EEOC’s efforts, while Yang was Commission chair, to apply employment discrimination protections to discriminatory behavior based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” Griffith said.

This article originally appeared on the Cornell IRL School website.

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