April 12th, 2021
President Terminates/Replaces NLRB General Counsel; Replaces EEOC Chair and Vice-Chair
PRESIDENT TERMINATES/REPLACES NLRB GENERAL COUNSEL; REPLACES EEOC CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
President Biden in an unprecedented move terminated NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb on inauguration day, January 20. Biden also terminated Robb’s deputy, Alice B. Stock. The General Counsel serves a four-year term; Robb’s was due to expire during August 2021. In the over 70-year history since the creation of the General Counsel position, President Biden is the first to prohibit the General Counsel appointed by his predecessor from completing his term. Former General Counsel Robb may sue over the termination, claiming the President exceeded his authority with the termination decision.