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Elizabeth Marcus

Elizabeth Marcus

Lecturer on Law


JD New England Law | Boston, University of Connecticut

Professional Background

Elizabeth A. Marcus is a Mediator at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency dedicated to eradicating employment discrimination in the workplace. Marcus mediates hundreds of discrimination cases each year, totaling thousands over the span of her career. Complaints raise issues such as harassment, hostile work environment, disparate treatment, reasonable accommodation and retaliation.  A large proportion of the employees and some of the employers in her cases are pro se.  Marcus mediates both public and private sector cases. She has a strong working knowledge of EEOC federal sector complaint process. 

Since completing her formal education at the University of Connecticut and New England Law, Marcus has worked exclusively in the area of employment law, first with the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and then with the EEOC. She has completed formal mediation training with New York University School of Law, Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and Mediation Works, Incorporated.  Marcus is an engaged and enthusiastic mentor for students and new mediators. She is a regular presenter in discrimination and mediation forums including EEOC Technical Assistance Programs, the Harvard Program on Negotiation, the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Boston Law Collaborative.