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EEOC Sues Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors for Age Discrimination and Retaliation

Posted on Wednesday January 28, 2015

Stack Bros. Mechanical Contractors, Inc., of Superior, Wis., a major heating and plumbing contractor in northern Wisconsin and northern Minnesota, violated federal law by firing two employees when they reached age 62 and by retaliating against one of those employees for resisting the company’s plan to discriminate against her, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Cynthia Gilliam Pierre Nombrada Directora De Operaciones Principal De La EEOC

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Jenny Yang, Presidenta de la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC), ha nombrado a Cynthia Gilliam Pierre a ser directora de operaciones (COO), anunció la agencia. La directora de operaciones maneja todos los aspectos de las operaciones del día a día de la Comisión.

Cynthia Gilliam Pierre Named Chief Operating Officer of EEOC

Posted on Tuesday January 27, 2015

Jenny R. Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has named Cynthia Gilliam Pierre to be the agency’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), the agency announced. The COO manages all aspects of the Commission’s day-to-day operations.

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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.

Vigilant Eye on Gender Pay Gap

Posted on Saturday November 15, 2014

Employers who actively manage pay equity tend to have positive ripple effects, consultants said, including more women in their senior ranks.

Exposing Hidden Bias at Google

Posted on Thursday September 25, 2014

The tech giant is undertaking a long-term effort to make its employees aware of how unconscious biases can affect hiring and promotion decisions.

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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