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EEOC Sues Dunkin' Donuts for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday July 06, 2015

OHM Concessions Group, LLC, which operates Dunkin’ Donuts stores at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), violated federal law when it refused to provide a regional manager with medical leave and instead fired her because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Considers Past, Looks Toward Future

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Much work lies ahead to achieve true equality of opportunity in today’s workplaces, but new and effective strategies are demonstrating the potential to break down barriers to inclusion, witnesses told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a meeting held today.

Holiday Systems Voluntarily Settles EEOC Sex Harassment & Retaliation Charges After Agency Finds Violation

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Holiday Systems International, a Las Vegas-based travel wholesaler, has agreed to settle alleged sex harassment and retaliation charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The settlement was reached after EEOC’s investigation found Holiday Systems International violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII). Eight female employees alleged they were targets of sex harassment by a senior-level company official due to their gender and that some of the alleged victims were retaliated against upon reporting the harassment. Although Holiday Systems International denies the allegations, the travel wholesaler agreed to resolve the matter in a timely manner.

New Mexico Orthopaedics Associates Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

New Mexico Orthopaedics Associates, P.C., which owns and operates a medical facility in Albuquerque, discriminated against an employee because of her relationship to a person with disabilities – her toddler daughter, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Windings for Race Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

A manufacturing company based in New Ulm, Minn., violated civil rights law by failing to hire an applicant who is bi-racial (African-American and white) because of his race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed here today.

EEOC Sues Wal-Mart for Disability Discrimination And Harassment

Posted on Wednesday July 01, 2015

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable accommodations to an employee at its Hodgkins, Ill., store who was disabled by bone cancer and failing to stop harassment of the employee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday.

EEOC Celebra 50 Años De Trabajo En Los Derechos Civiles

Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

La Oficina del Área de El Paso de la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) invita al público a asistir a una jornada de puertas abiertas el 2 de julio para celebrar el 50 aniversario de la agencia de derechos civiles.

EEOC Celebrates 50 Years of Civil Rights Work

Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

The El Paso Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) invites the public to attend an open house on July 2 to celebrate the civil rights agency's 50th anniversary.

The EEOC to Hear About Progress and Challenges at Meeting Commemorating 50th Anniversary

Posted on Monday June 29, 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, July 1, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. The meeting, entitled “EEOC at 50: Progress and Continuing Challenges in Eradicating Employment Discrimination,” will be open to public observation and commemorates the agency’s 50th anniversary on
July 2.

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Transgender at the C.I.A.

Posted on Monday May 11, 2015

A young officer’s experience shows how far the agency has come in its acceptance of transgender workers.

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.

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EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch: When Religion and Fashion Collide

Posted on Monday June 08, 2015

On June 1, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision, ruled in favor of a 17-year-old practicing Muslim, Samantha Elauf, who applied for a job at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, but was denied employment because the black headscarf she wore in connection with her religion (known as a “hijab”) did not conform to… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Refs Call Foul on EEOC, NBA Playoff Edition

Posted on Wednesday April 29, 2015

The heads of officiating at the Supreme Court called a technical foul on the EEOC for being too Cavalier about its obligation to conciliate before lacing up its Converse All-Stars and heading to court. Mach Mining v. EEOC (April 29, 2015). The need for judicial instant replay arose when a woman applied for a coal… Continue Reading

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