An EEOC “systemic” investigation can be as miserable as a class action lawsuit for employers. As we have discussed before, the EEOC has encouraged its management and investigators to scrutinize single claimant EEOC charges for possible expansion to an burdensome corporate wide examination of hiring, promotion or other practices. In FY 2013, the EEOC began using it’s “Systematic Watch list,” a software application designed to identify charges and litigation involving the same issues against the same employer throughout the country. Last year, OSHA rolled out a similar internal IT system to look for citation patterns in companies with numerous locations. Likewise, OSHA is slowly using its Severe Violators Enforcement Program (SVEP) to address an entire company because of one site’s transgressions.
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