Discrimination Claims in Virginia Must Be Brought Promptly

Virginia is a "deferral state" for Title VII purposes, meaning that it has a state law prohibiting discriminatory employment practices and has a state or local agency (e.g., the Virginia Council on Human Rights ) authorized to grant relief from such practices. To allege discriminatory employment...

Record Number of EEOC Discrimination Filings in FY 2010

According to EEOC information released on January 11, 2011, there were a record number of discrimination filings in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 2010. The number of filings approached 100,000, as economic challenges and high levels of unemployment boosted the number of filings. The...

U.S. Supreme Court Allows Retaliatory Discharge Lawsuits By Persons Sufficiently Close To An Employee Who Makes A Discrimination Charge; Will New York State Courts Do The Same?

The anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended ("Title VII") prohibits an employer from "discriminat[ing] against any of his employees . . . because he has made a charge" under Title VII. 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a). Title VII allows "a...

The Arizona Breakdown – EEOC Charges, Sunny Days, and a Few Things In Between

After the blog's brief hiatus, I started debating what sort of post would be worthy of the "first post back" honors, and I realized that I had so much to update and catch up on within my own state, that I should just start right here. So, here it is: the Arizona Breakdown. *FY...

Is Your Company a Target of the EEOC?

Is your company an EEOC target? I've written before about the Strategic Enforcement Plan of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which was officially adopted last December, and the Commission's priorities. Last week, EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic spoke about the Plan in more...

GINA Strikes Again

by Mark Jeffries A few months ago, we told you about the EEOC’s first lawsuit alleging a violation of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”). A week after settling that case, which was brought on behalf of an individual, the EEOC filed another complaint. In...