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PRESS RELEASE
6-6-17

EEOC to Examine Age Discrimination at Commission Meeting

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, June 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. The meeting, entitled "The ADEA @ 50 - More Relevant Than Ever," will be open to public observation.

The EEOC will launch its commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The meeting will explore the state of age discrimination in America today and the challenges it poses for the future.

The Commission is scheduled to hear from the following confirmed panelists during the meeting:

  • Patrick Button, Assistant Professor, Tulane University
  • Laurie McCann, Senior Attorney, AARP Foundation Litigation
  • John Challenger, CEO, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
  • Sara Czaja, Director, CREATE (Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement), and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami
  • Jacqueline James, Co-Director, Center on Aging and Work, Boston College

Seating is limited. We encourage visitors to arrive 30 minutes before the meeting to be processed through security and escorted to the meeting room. Visitors should bring a government-issued photo identification card to facilitate entry into the building.

The EEOC advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. More information is available at www.eeoc.gov.  Stay connected with the latest EEOC news by subscribing to our email updates.