Enforcing Civil Rights Laws in a Diverse and Changing Global Economy
What does it mean for diversity? For lawyers and law students who want to practice civil rights law? For government agencies that enforce these laws? For companies that must abide them? What challenges are there in enforcing rights for all?
Bill Tamayo, Regional Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (San Francisco District) was co-counsel in EEOC and Castrejon v. Tortilleria La Mejor (undocumented workers are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), and directs EEOC's litigation in Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. He previously directed EEOC's litigation in Northern and Central California, Hawai‘i, Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (1995-2005). He has lectured on these topics and on sexual harassment, retaliation, disability discrimination and national origin discrimination all over the U.S. but also in China. He is the author of "The EEOC and Immigrant Workers", "The Role of the EEOC in Protecting the Civil Rights of Farm Workers", "When the Coloreds Are neither Black nor Citizens: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement and Global Migration" and "The Effects of Immigration Status on Employment Litigation". Prior to joining the EEOC, Tamayo practiced immigration and nationality law and employment discrimination law at the Asian Law Caucus. His father, an immigrant from the Philippines (Ilocos Norte), labored in the fields of Kaua‘i.