Culture clash: Federal agencies offer different interpretations of same issue

Momentous decisions regarding workplace investigations and protections for LGBT employees are likely coming from different departments and agencies of the federal government. Currently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have opposing views on whether workplace investigations into sexual harassment can be confidential. And the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the EEOC have different positions on whether Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects LGBT employees. Those differences are unsustainable, but a resolution has yet to be found.

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