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Sharon Fast Gustafson Becomes General Counsel Of The EEOC

On August 8, 2019, Sharon Fast Gustafson was sworn in as the General Counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Serving a four-year term, Ms. Gustafson becomes the first woman to serve as General Counsel at the EEOC. Ms. Gustafson has practiced law in the labor and employment arena since she earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Gustafson served as counsel for Peggy Young in the pregnancy discrimination case, Young v. United Parcel Services, where the U.S. Supreme Court held that employers should provide the same reasonable accommodations to pregnant employees as are offered to other employees with similar restrictions.

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