U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Milestones: 1975

  • In Albermarle Paper Co. v. Moody, the Supreme Court decides that after a court has found an employer guilty of discrimination, the "wronged" employee is presumed to be entitled to back pay.
    Photo of Chairman Perry

    Chairman Lowell W. Perry

  • President Gerald Ford appoints and the Senate confirms Lowell W. Perry to be the Chairman of EEOC.
  • Ethel Bent Walsh becomes the Acting Chair for a period of two months. Walsh is the first woman to serve in this capacity. She would later again be Acting Chair from May 1976 to May 1977.
  • For the first time in its history, EEOC has a backlog of more than 100,000 charges waiting to be investigated. In response, Congress approves President Gerald Ford's budget of $63 million for EEOC, marking the first year since EEOC opens its doors 10 years earlier that the Agency receives the full amount requested by the President.

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