White House fires EEOC general counsel who refused to resign
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The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) general counsel has been fired by the White House after “respectfully” declining President Joe Biden’s request for her to resign so that he might appoint a new senior lawyer to the federal agency.

An appointee of former President Donald Trump, Sharon Fast Gustafon was nominated to serve as the EEOC’s top lawyer on 20 March 2018 and was confirmed by the US Senate on 1 August 2019 for a four-year term ending in 2023.