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Menomonie Restaurant Owner in Contempt of Court

Posted on Thursday July 30, 2015

North Broadway Holdings, Inc., owner of a restaurant previously known as Sparx Restaurant, and currently operating as a Denny’s franchise in Menomonie, Wisconsin, has been held in contempt of court under an order issued by United States District Judge Barbara B. Crabb on July 28, 2015. The contempt sanction stems from North Broadway Holdings’ violation of a court order requiring it to submit information to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding its financial status and assets and to pay attorney’s fees to the EEOC.

Abercrombie Resolves Religious Discrimination Case Following Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of EEOC

Posted on Tuesday July 28, 2015

A federal appeals court has granted Abercrombie & Fitch’s request to dismiss its appeal of EEOC’s successful religious discrimination suit against the company, the federal agency announced today. This represents the final resolution of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch, which was first filed in 2009. The case involved Abercrombie’s refusal to hire Samantha Elauf, a Muslim, because of her religious practice of wearing a hijab. Elauf filed her charge with the EEOC in 2008.

EEOC Sues IDEX Corporation for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

IDEX Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of fluidics systems with locations nationwide, including multiple posts in Florida, violated federal anti-discrimination law when it terminated a regional manager based on his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on July 27, 2015. The EEOC's lawsuit coincides with the ADA's 25th anniversary on July 22, 2015.

Court Prevents Peters’ Bakery from Firing Employee Alleging Discrimination in EEOC Suit

Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

Peters’ Bakery, a family-owned business in East San Jose, may not terminate a sales clerk whose allegations of ethnic and racial harassment and retaliation are the basis for a federal lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a preliminary injunction recently issued by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division. U.S. District Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman found that Peters’ Bakery “gave no legitimate business reason for terminating Ms. Ramirez,” and that “the EEOC is likely to succeed on its Title VII claims.”

Condo Association Sued for Sexual Harassment National Origin Discrimination and Retaliation

Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

Vail Run Resort Community Association, Inc., a condominium complex in Vail, Colo., and its management company, Global Hospitality Resorts, Inc., violated federal law by allowing a housekeeping manager to sexually harass Mexican female employees, including attempted rape, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Hillshire Brands Company Sued by EEOC For Racial Harassment at Sara Lee Plant

Posted on Monday July 27, 2015

Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) violated federal law by subjecting a class of African-American employees to a racially hostile work environment, including racially offensive graffiti and comments at the workplace, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Celebrates 50 Years of Civil Rights Work

Posted on Friday July 24, 2015

The Nashville Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) invites the public to attend an open house on July 29 to celebrate the civil rights agency’s 50th anniversary.

NY Times EEOC News

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.

BakerHostetler EEOC News

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