The Honorable Janet Dhillon

The Honorable Janet Dhillon

The Honorable Janet Dhillon Former Chair and Commissioner, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Janet Dhillon was sworn in as the 16th Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in May 2019. She served as Chair until January 20, 2021, and continued to serve as a Commissioner until November 2022.

Prior to joining the EEOC, Ms. Dhillon served as General Counsel of three Fortune 500 companies; Burlington Stores, Inc., JC Penney Company, Inc. and US Airways Group, Inc. 

Ms. Dhillon was named Outstanding General Counsel – Large Legal Department – Dallas/Fort Worth in 2014 by the American Corporate Counsel Association and D CEO Magazine. She was named one of Arizona’s “Ten Most Influential Lawyers” by Arizona Business Magazine in 2008.

Ms. Dhillon began her legal career at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. She is a graduate of Occidental College, magna cum laude, and the UCLA School of Law, where she graduated first in her class.