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Lawler Foods Refused to Hire Non-Hispanics EEOC Charges in Discrimination Suit

Posted on Tuesday December 16, 2014

Lawler Foods, Inc. and Lawler Foods, Ltd., a Houston-area production bakery, violated federal law by engaging in a pattern or practice of failing to hire black and non-Hispanic applicants for entry-level positions in its facility, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed December 16, 2014.

EEOC and Sherman Howard L.L.C. Conciliate Sexual and Gender Discrimination Charge

Posted on Monday December 15, 2014

A former assistant in one of the offices of the regional law firm of Sherman & Howard L.L.C. filed a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Denver Field Office. The charge contained allegations of sexual harassment and gender discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.

EEOC Sued Blinded Veterans Association for Age Discrimination

Posted on Friday December 12, 2014

Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit that provides services to blind veterans, violated federal law when it fired two longstanding employees because of their age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Consent Decree Ends Midway Neurological Pregnancy Discrimination Case

Posted on Thursday December 11, 2014

Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center, a provider of short- and long- term medical and rehabilitation care located in suburban Bridgeview, Ill., will reinstate a former employee and provide other relief under a consent decree entered today ending a pregnancy discrimination case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

La Oficina De La EEOC Del Distrito De San Louis Firmara Acuerdo De Alcance Con El Consulado Mexicano

Posted on Wednesday December 10, 2014

La Oficina del distrito de St. Louis de la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) entrará en un Memorando de Entendimiento (MOU) con el Consulado de México en Kansas City el miércoles, 10 de diciembre, la agencia anunció hoy. La firma tendrá lugar en el Consulado de la oficina de México en Kansas City, 1617 Baltimore Avenue a las 12:00 p.m. La Cónsul Alicia Guadalupe Kerber Palma y el Director de la Oficina de la EEOC del Distrito de St. Louis James R. Neely, Jr. firmarán el acuerdo.

EEOC's St. Louis District Office to Sign Outreach Agreement with Mexican Consulate

Posted on Wednesday December 10, 2014

The St. Louis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Consulate of Mexico for Kansas City on Wednesday, Dec.10, the agency announced today. The signing will take place at the Consulate of Mexico’s office at 1617 Baltimore Avenue at 12:00 p.m. Head Consul Alicia Guadalupe Kerber Palma and the EEOC’s St. Louis District Director James R. Neely, Jr. will sign the agreement.

Justrite Manufacturing Company to Pay $418,000

Posted on Wednesday December 10, 2014

Justrite Manufacturing Company, a Mattoon, Ill.-based manufacturer of storage, handling and security products, will pay $418,000 to settle disability discrimination complaints filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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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.

Senate Republicans Block Bill on Equal Pay

Posted on Thursday April 10, 2014

A Democratic-sponsored bill meant to close the pay gap between men and women failed in the Senate, framing an election-year fight over whose policies are friendlier to female voters.

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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