You caught my attention when you mentioned the EEOC. Years ago, I attended numerous courses put on by Specter and Hames, the writers of EEOC laws. One statement they made that caught my attention was they were conducting these courses because the laws they helped write, were actually being used against companies. They were attempting to educate managers in companies as to how to protect themselves. Interesting courses.
Do you have any titles of said materials and the full names of the authors? I gather historically the real meat of the EEOC was put in place through regulations under Nixon.
It always struck me that there was a huge commercial niche just waiting to be filled by some legal/PR entrepreneur to defend against these shakedowns. I’m no expert, but I always got the distinct impression that corporate legal departments always, reflexively advised their clients to simply bend over and pay the mordida. Same with PR departments. Perhaps because they were of the same background as the “Civil Rights” leeches and were even in cahoots.
I recall flipping through Nick Nichols’ “Rules for Corporate Warriors: How to Fight and Survive Attack Group Shakedowns” and being fascinated but it was rather sloppy and geared only towards environmentalist shakedowns.