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EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Application of the ADA to Employer Wellness Programs

Posted on Thursday April 16, 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) describing how Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to employer wellness programs that are part of group health plans. The NPRM is available in the Public Inspection portion of the Federal Register, and will be officially published on Monday, April 20, 2015. Members of the public have 60 days from that date (or until Friday, June 19) to submit comments.

Race and National Origin Discrimination Persist 50 Years after EEOC’s Founding, Experts Say

Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

Despite significant progress in the 50 years since the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) first opened its doors in 1965, the problems of discrimination against racial and ethnic minorities remain a reality in 21st century America, a panel of experts told the Commissioners of the EEOC at a meeting held at Miami Dade College today.

Discriminación Por Raza Y Origen Nacional Persisten 50 Años Después De La Fundación De La EEOC, Dicen Expertos

Posted on Wednesday April 15, 2015

A pesar del progreso significativo en los 50 años desde que la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) abrió sus puertas en 1965, los problemas de la discriminación contra las minorías raciales y étnicas siguen siendo una realidad en América del siglo 21, un panel de expertos dijo a las comisionadas de la EEOC en una reunión celebrada en el Miami Dade College hoy.

Lakeland Eye Clinic Pagará $150,000 Para Resolver Demanda Por Discriminación Transgenero/Sexual

Posted on Monday April 13, 2015

Lakeland Eye Clinic, una organización de profesionales de salud con sede en Lakeland, Fla, pagará $150,000 para resolver una de las dos primeras demandas jamás presentadas por la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC), alegando discriminación sexual en contra de una persona transgénero, la agencia anunció hoy. Además, Lakeland acordó en poner en práctica una nueva política de discriminación de género y proporcionar capacitación a su gestión y empleados con respecto a la discriminación de estereotipos transgéneros/género. El acuerdo fue aprobado por el Tribunal de Distrito de Estados Unidos en Tampa, el Jueves, 9 de abril del 2015.

Lakeland Eye Clinic will Pay $150,000 to Resolve Transgender / Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Monday April 13, 2015

Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Lakeland, Fla.-based organization of health care professionals, will pay $150,000 to settle one of the first two lawsuits ever filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging sex discrimination against a transgender individual, the agency announced today. Lakeland additionally agreed to implement a new gender discrimination policy and to provide training to its management and employees regarding transgender/gender stereotype discrimination. The settlement was approved by the U.S. District Court in Tampa late Thursday, April 9, 2015.

EEOC Demanda a Renaissance School Por Discriminación Sexual Y Por Edad

Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

Renaissance School, Inc., de Racine, Wis., propietario y operador de escuelas privadas financiadas por el gobierno, violó la ley federal al despedir a un empleado porque lo consideraba demasiado viejo para su trabajo y por ser hombre, la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) acusó en una demanda presentada hoy.

EEOC Sues Renaissance School for Age and Sex Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday April 07, 2015

Renaissance School, Inc., of Racine, Wis., an owner and operator of government-funded private schools, violated federal law by firing an employee because it considered him too old for his job and because he is male, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Celebrará Reunión El 15 De Abril En Miami Dade College

Posted on Monday April 06, 2015

La Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) celebrará una reunión el miércoles 15 de abril a las 9:00 am (hora del este), en el Miami Dade College, 500 NE 2nd Avenue, en el salón de reuniones Wolfson, Sala # 7128, Miami, Florida . De acuerdo con la Ley de Transparencia, las deliberaciones de la Comisión en la sesión pública de la reunión estarán abiertas a la observación pública.

NY Times EEOC News

Supreme Court Seeks Compromise on Equality Cases

Posted on Wednesday January 14, 2015

At issue was the judiciary’s role in ensuring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission tries hard enough to use alternatives before going to court.

BakerHostetler EEOC News

Court Dismisses EEOC’s Attack on Severance Agreements, But Not on the Merits

Posted on Monday October 13, 2014

The EEOC’s lawsuit against CVS, which alleged that the company’s severance agreements were impermissibly restrictive, has been dismissed, but not for the reasons employers would have hoped. EEOC v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., No. 1:14-cv-863 (N.D. Ill. Oct. 7, 2014). On October 7, 2014, Judge Darrah released the Court’s written opinion granting summary judgment to CVS,… Continue Reading

Thirty Years of Law in Thirty-Some Pages: The EEOC’s New Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued its “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues.” It was no minor undertaking. According to the EEOC’s Questions and Answers about the Guidance, it “updates prior guidance on this subject in light of legal developments over the past thirty years.” This Guidance comes as little surprise.… Continue Reading

EEOC’s Battle Against Employee Releases Heats Up

Posted on Monday May 19, 2014

In February, we commented on the EEOC v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc. case, where the EEOC filed a “pattern or practice” lawsuit against CVS in Illinois federal court, claiming that CVS’ employee releases discourage the filing of EEOC charges and cooperation with the EEOC in investigations.  As we previously noted, the EEOC is challenging several release… Continue Reading

Sixth Circuit Delivers Knockout to EEOC in Another Background Check Case

Posted on Tuesday April 15, 2014

The EEOC suffered a major setback on April 9th when the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in the highly watched background check case of EEOC v. Kaplan Higher Education Corporation, et al.  The Sixth Circuit chastised the EEOC for using a flawed methodology to try to prove that using credit checks as… Continue Reading

The EEOC Amplifies its Focus on Religious Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday March 25, 2014

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) received 3,721 charges alleging religious discrimination in fiscal year 2013.  In partial response to these charges, earlier this month, the EEOC issued new technical assistance publications addressing religious dress and grooming in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”).  Given the… Continue Reading