Press Release 06-09-2020

EEOC Issues Resolution Mourning the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery

WASHINGTON – In response to the tragic and horrifying deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd and the resulting protests opposing systemic racism, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a resolution today committing the agency to redouble its efforts to address institutionalized racism, advance justice, and foster equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The resolution, unanimously approved by the Commission, references the creation of the agency through the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and notes EEOC’s history of enforcing anti-discrimination laws and promoting equal opportunity in the workplace.

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