Press Release


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              CONTACT:   Claire Gonzales December 6, 1996                              Reginald Welch                                               (202) 663-4900                                               TDD:   (202) 663-4494 


WASHINGTON -- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chairman Gilbert F. Casellas has announced the appointment of Robert G. Johnson to the position of Regional Attorney for the agency's St. Louis District Office.

As Regional Attorney, Mr. Johnson will be responsible for overseeing and directing all EEOC litigation for the St. Louis District Office, and managing a staff of trial attorneys and legal personnel. Mr. Johnson served as Acting Regional Attorney in the St. Louis office in 1982, and again assumed this responsibility in October 1995. The St. Louis office has regional jurisdiction for Missouri, Kansas, and southwestern Illinois.

"Bob is a skilled litigator who has served the agency well as an Acting Regional Attorney," said Chairman Casellas. "He has demonstrated his commitment to the eradication of workplace discrimination, and I am proud to welcome him as one of our permanent Regional Attorneys."

Mr. Johnson joined EEOC as a trial attorney in St. Louis in 1979. He received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

EEOC enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; the Equal Pay Act; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the private sector and state and local governments; prohibitions against discrimination affecting individuals with disabilities in the federal government; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991.

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