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Party City to Pay $155,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Monday April 22, 2019

Party City Corporation, a Rockaway, N.J.-based national discount and costume retailer, will pay $155,000 and provide other nationwide and regional relief to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Posted on Monday April 22, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is now available on the EEOC’s website https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/index.cfm

New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Posted on Monday April 22, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the newest edition of the federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), is now available on the EEOC’s website https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/digest/index.cfm.

Safeway to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Friday April 19, 2019

National grocery store chain Safeway, Inc. will pay $75,000 and make significant changes to its policies and hiring practices to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Saint Thomas Health to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

Saint Thomas Health (STH), operating Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Gulf Logistics Operating, Inc., To Pay $25,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Posted on Thursday April 18, 2019

Gulf Logistics Operating, Inc., a Larose, Louisiana company that operates a fleet of off-shore workboats in the Gulf of Mexico has agreed to pay $25,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Fanatics Retail Group Fulfillment to Pay $322,050 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on Wednesday April 17, 2019

Fanatics Retail Group Fulfillment, LLC, a Jacksonville-based online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise, including NCAA, NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR merchandise, has agreed to pay $322,050 and furnish other relief to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

PruittHealth-Raleigh to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Posted on Thursday April 11, 2019

PruittHealth-Raleigh, LLC will pay $25,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged that PruittHealth violated Title VII when it denied a reasonable accommodation to a pregnant employee with a medically imposed lifting restriction and then unlawfully required the employee to resign because of her pregnancy-related lifting restriction.

NY Times EEOC News

The Power of Supreme Court Choices

Posted on Thursday December 06, 2018

A combative approach from George H.W. Bush put Clarence Thomas on the court and and has been embraced by Mitch McConnell and other Republicans.

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State Court Asked to ‘Weigh In’ on Whether Obesity Constitutes an Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law

Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018

On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an “impairment” and thus a “disability” under the state’s anti-discrimination law. The case, titled Casey Taylor, et al. v. Burlington Northern Railroad Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 16-35205 (9th Cir. Sept....… Continue Reading

Lessons Learned From the EEOC’s First Parental Leave Lawsuit

Posted on Monday August 20, 2018

In the U.S., many employers’ parental-leave programs prioritize birth mothers and offer limited benefits to fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents and LGBT parents. In 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance for Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, which includes parental leave policies. However, not all employers have followed this guidance. Consequently, just...… Continue Reading

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

On Nov. 21, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination for the first time in 14 years. Some may speculate whether this has anything to do with increased ethnic tensions in the wake of the presidential campaign and election results. Some also recognize that in...… Continue Reading

Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilities

Posted on Thursday August 04, 2016

Within the past three months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has secured nearly $9 million from companies that have committed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against and firing employees with disabilities who requested medical leave or exhausted their allotted medical leave to address those disabilities. For example, on...… Continue Reading