Malcolm S. Medley was selected to the position of United States Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Director of Field Coordination Program in April 2015. As Director, Mr. Medley provides policy, operational, and administrative direction and oversight of the EEOC’s Federal Hearings Program, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Outreach Program, Strategic Partnerships, Field Staff Training, and The Revolving Fund and Training Institute. Mr. Medley also serves as a member of the EEOC’s Office of Field Program senior leadership team, and participates in determining policies and strategies for the agency’s Enforcement Program. Mr. Medley is a member of the U.S. Federal Government Senior Executive Service (SES).
Mr. Medley previously served as the EEOC Miami District Director from April 2011 until April 2015. In that role Mr. Medley directed policy implementation and operations oversight of the EEOC’s Enforcement, Federal Hearings, and Mediation activities in Florida, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands. Mr. Medley directed the District’s general and systemic enforcement priorities and focus, and authorized cause determinations that are advanced to litigation. Mr. Medley directed the investigations, and worked with the District’s Regional Attorney to develop litigation of several landmark Federal Court lawsuits, including EEOC v. Lakeland Eye Clinic, the EEOC’s first case alleging sex discrimination on the basis of transgender status and sex stereotyping, and EEOC v. Moreno Farms, which resulted in a $17 million jury verdict for farmworker women who were the victims of sexual harassment and retaliation.
Mr. Medley previously served as Chairman and Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD). As Chairman, Mr. Medley led an organization of investigators, fact-finders, attorneys and others who enforce civil rights laws under Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 151B and Title VII of the United States Code. In addition to his administrative functions, Mr. Medley oversaw all regulatory, enforcement and adjudicatory functions of the MCAD. As head of the MCAD, a regulatory designated EEOC Fair Employment Practice Agency (FEPA), Mr. Medley led formal Federal and State enforcement and outreach partnerships with the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
As a practicing attorney, Mr. Medley handled employment and Civil Right cases in federal and state courts on behalf of individual, municipal and corporate clients. His experience extends to appellate practice in Federal and State Appeal Courts, as well as before State and Federal administrative agencies. He also represented clients in traditional labor negotiations and disputes, disciplinary proceedings, and grievance arbitrations. Mr. Medley was also an Adjunct Professor at Florida International University where he taught Public Administration Law. He has also served as an Arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association’s National Roster of Employment and Commercial Arbitrators.
Mr. Medley was recognized by the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of its “Up and Coming Lawyers” in 2003. He is the recipient of the New York Region Jamaican-American Bar Association 2010 Barristers Award; City of Quincy, Commitment to Human Rights Award (2010); and the Norfolk County District Attorney, Dedication to Achieving Fairness and Equality Certificate (2010). Mr. Medley has also served on several not-for-profit boards and is a past Vice President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association.
Mr. Medley is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned a B.S. degree in Public Administration, and Boston University Law School, where he earned both his J.D. degree and LL.M. in Financial Services Law degree.
The EEOC investigates, litigates and resolves both private and Federal employment discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA); The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA); Title I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and The Civil Rights Act of 1991. The EEOC also provides outreach and training to individuals, private employers, and public employers.