Critical data for more than 2,300 federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission cases are now available online (http://eeoclitigation.wustl.edu) thanks to a multi-year effort of researchers at Washington University School of Law’s Center for Empirical Research in the Law, or CERL.
The EEOC Litigation Project, which spans the period between 1997 and 2006, makes readily available detailed information about the EEOC’s enforcement litigation to legal scholars, social scientists and policymakers.
The database is the brainchild of Pauline Kim, JD, the Charles Nagel Professor of Law; Andrew Martin, PhD, vice dean, professor of law and of political science, and CERL director; and Margo Schlanger, JD, professor of law at the University of Michigan. The project provides in-depth information about the participants, motions, events, and outcomes in the EEOC’s enforcement litigation over a 10-year period.
“We chose to focus on the EEOC because of its important role in enforcing anti-discrimination laws among private employers and because litigation is a primary enforcement tool for the EEOC,” Kim says.