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
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
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
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
Is your company an EEOC target?
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...
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...