CLE | EEOC & ADR: Review of the EEOC Mediation Program

WHEN: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | HOW: via ZOOM | COST: $25, Free to Agency personnel | MCLE: 1.5 Professional Practice | Click here for financial waiver information.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission investigates complaints by workers and job applicants who feel they may have been discriminated against by their employer due to race, color, religion, sex and gender, national origin, disability, age or genetic information. This CLE webinar offers you insight into how the EEOC conducts its Alternative Dispute Resolution program.

At this CLE we’ll review the following:

  • An overview of the EEOC Mediation Program
    • An alternative to traditional investigation and litigation
    • Informal and Confidential
    • Mediation is an informal process in which a neutral third party assists the opposing parties to reach a voluntary, negotiated resolution of a charge of discrimination
  • What laws are enforced by the EEOC
  • How to manage your expectations of the EEOC



James E. B. (“Jeb”) Bobseine is a Senior Trial Attorney at the EEOC. He has been a trial attorney with the EEOC’s Buffalo Local Office since 2018. Mr. Bobseine received his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law and his A.B. in English from Bowdoin College.

Nelly Sanchez is a Senior Federal Investigator for the Buffalo Local Office of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, having spent more than 20 years on the job. That office is responsible for handling employment discrimination complaints throughout most of upstate New York. Prior to her role as an investigator, she served as an Adjudicator for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo State College.

Jeremy M. Boyd is a Staff Mediator for the Buffalo Local Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Prior to being a mediator, he was an investigator in the Buffalo Local Office for more than 10 years. He previously served in the U. S. Army as a signals intelligence analyst. Prior to joining the Army, Mr. Boyd worked as a corporate researcher for a Buffalo labor union. Mr. Boyd earned his M.S. Ed. in Adolescence Education/Social Studies from Canisius College and a BA in History from SUNY Fredonia.

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