The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued yesterday its draft Strategic Enforcement Plan . If you don't have time to slog through all the introductory material, you won't miss a thing if you skip right to Section III (Priorities). The...
On February 15, the EEOC held a hearing where
speakers addressed the issues of pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. It was
the Commission's first hearing of the year. EEOC Chair Berrien stated that
discrimination based on pregnancy persists...
By Mona M. Stone
This Emerging Issues Analysis by attorney Mona Stone explores the issue of credit checks and discrimination.
“Can an employer be sued based on its use of credit checks during hiring? Yes, at least according to the Equal...
Last week I heard David Lopez, General Counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, speak about EEOC litigation developments at the annual North Carolina/South Carolina Labor and Employment Law conference.
The EEOC has been litigating like...
Recently, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against Hire Dynamics,
a staffing firm (click here for the
EEOC press release). According to the complaint , after
a Hire Dynamics employee filed a charge of discrimination against one of its
clients, the staffing...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) Courts have a limited authority to review whether the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has met its duty under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to attempt conciliation, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled...
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...
I am often asked how I come up with ideas to post 5 days
a week, every week. While the answer is a closely guarded secret, I will allow
a little insight-the EEOC's
website is a wealth of information. Every news release by
the agency announcing...
Our friends at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently scored another big win in a pregnancy discrimination case -- actually got summary judgment against the employer, which is unusual. In this case, the employer apparently knew it had...
NOTE: As I breathlessly reported last week , the EEOC has issued its long-awaited proposed rule on employer wellness programs and the Americans with Disabilities Act. ( Here is a nicer copy than the one that was available then.) Brian Magargle , who knows...
After the EEOC investigates claims of civil rights violations in the workplace, it either finds “reasonable cause” that illegal conduct has occurred or not. For those reasonable cause findings, the EEOC is legally required to engage in efforts...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been on a tear this week, suing employers right and left, and getting some “wins” including a couple of big settlements . . .
Train-wreck boss. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit...
I’ve written before about federal courts taking the EEOC to task for its overly aggressive litigation tactics (for example, here , here , here , here , and here ). Earlier this week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce published a 25-page report [pdf]...
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that U.S. District Judge John Darrah has granted CVS’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by EEOC, which challenged the company’s severance agreements as overly broad and retaliatory.
Recall that the lawsuit...
EEOC has issued its 2014 Performance Report and the big news everyone announced was that the number of charges dropped. What I found disturbing when I read the summary was that there were 88,778 charges filed nationwide, and of those EEOC only filed 133...