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EEOC Issues Resource Document, Announces Plans to Improve Data Collection and Outreach on Religious Discrimination

Posted on Friday July 22, 2016

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Charlotte Burrows participated in an interagency briefing at the White House today and announced the release of a one-page fact sheet designed to help young workers better understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws prohibiting religious discrimination. The fact sheet is available at EEOC’s Youth@Work website, which presents information for teens and other young workers about employment discrimination.

EEOC Sues Rent-A-Center for Sex Discrimination Against Transgender Employee

Posted on Tuesday July 19, 2016

Rent-A-Center violated federal civil rights law by discharging an employee from its Rantoul, Ill., store because she is transgender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today. Rent-A-Center owns and operates more than 3,000 stores across the United States, offering furniture, electronics, appliances and computers through rent-to-own agreements.

EEOC Announces Second Opportunity for Public to Submit Comments on Proposal to Collect Pay Data

Posted on Wednesday July 13, 2016

he U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the publication of its revised proposal to collect pay data through the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), a longstanding joint information collection of EEOC and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The proposed revision would include collecting summary pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with 100 or more employees. The pay data will assist the agencies in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers in promoting equal pay in their workplaces.

HospitalityStaff Sued by EEOC for Religious Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday July 12, 2016

An Orlando staffing company dedicated to Central Florida’s massive hospitality industry violated federal law by firing an employee over his Rastafarian religious practices, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

Rooms to Go Sued by EEOC for Pregnancy Discrimination

Posted on Monday July 11, 2016

RTG Furniture Corp. of Georgia, a Florida corporation that operates a chain of Rooms to Go furniture stores and distributions centers nationwide, violated federal law when it fired an employee because she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

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A Fair Chance After a Conviction

Posted on Saturday April 09, 2016

The Obama administration has worked hard to ease the marginalization of millions of Americans with criminal records.

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New EEOC Equal Pay Reporting Proposal

Posted on Monday February 08, 2016

On January 29, 2016, the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its proposed addition of pay data to currently required EEO-1 reports. The announcement has been the subject of much speculation for employers and attorneys, with many dreading an additional layer of administrative expenses for… Continue Reading

Has the Fifth Circuit Opened the Door for Potential Liability of Staffing Companies?

Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

In Burton v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Manpower of Texas, LP, No. 14-50944, — F.3d —-, 2015 WL 4742174 (5th Cir. Aug. 10, 2015), the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for two employers in a staff-leasing/joint-employer relationship. The Fifth Circuit’s New Test for Staffing Company Liability. In Burton, the Fifth… Continue Reading

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