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Raechel L. Adams

Raechel L. Adams

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Supervisory Trial Attorney, New York District Office
New York, NY, USA


Raechel Adams is a Supervisory Trial Attorney in the New York District Office of the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she has worked as a Trial Attorney since 1999.

As a Trial Attorney in the EEOC’s New York District Office, Ms. Adams has litigated employment discrimination cases throughout New York State, New Jersey and New England, including on behalf of EEOC in its enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.  Ms. Adams has litigated several notable class cases during her tenure with the New York District Office, including EEOC v. J.B. Hunt, a disability case involving a nationwide policy, EEOC v. Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, a pattern-or-practice case involving sex discrimination in pay and promotions, EEOC v. Sephora, a national origin discrimination case involving an “English-only” rule, EEOC and the United States v. New York State Department of Correctional Services, an Equal Pay Act case involving a discriminatory policy of switching female employees from paid workers’ compensation to unpaid maternity leave, and EEOC v. Bloomberg L.P., a global sex/pregnancy pay discrimination case.

Ms. Adams was appointed to serve as Acting Supervisory Trial Attorney in October 2010 and Supervisory Trial Attorney in January 2012.  Ms. Adams has supervised the litigation teams in several systemic cases, including EEOC v. Carrols Corp., a nationwide sexual harassment case, EEOC v. FAPS, a race discrimination in hiring case, EEOC v. Princeton Healthcare Sys., a fixed-leave policy case filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and EEOC v. Texas Roadhouse, a nationwide age discrimination in hiring case.  Ms. Adams is also serving as the New York District representative on the EEOC’s National Diversity and Inclusion Council.

Before working in New York, Ms. Adams worked in EEOC Headquarters in Washington, DC, in the Systemic Litigation group.  Ms. Adams graduated from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University and Washington University in St. Louis.

Raechel L. Adams is associated with the following items:
Web Segment  Web Segment Discrimination Law Basics - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Discrimination Law Basics (Substantive Outline) (January 23, 2017) - Understanding Employment Law 2017, Monday, April 17, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Discrimination Law Basics - Discrimination Law Basics, Monday, April 17, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Discrimination Law Basics - Discrimination Law Basics, Monday, April 17, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Understanding Employment Law 2017, Friday, April 21, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Understanding Employment Law 2018, Thursday, April 12, 2018, Columbus, OH
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