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ACR Mechanical Settles EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Charge

Posted on Friday May 15, 2015

ACR Mechanical Inc., a Las Vegas-based refrigeration service contractor, will pay $10,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Baker Concrete to Settle EEOC Disability Case

Posted on Thursday May 14, 2015

Baker Concrete Construction, a construction company located in Houston, will pay $58,000 and provide substantial injunctive relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the federal agency announced.

OK Concrete Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday May 12, 2015

OK Concrete, a Wichita Falls-based mixed concrete company, violated federal law by discriminating against an employee based on his disability, prostate cancer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. 

EEOC Toma Primeros Pasos Para Sistema Digital De Quejas

Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

La Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) anunció hoy que 11 de sus 53 oficinas comenzarán un programa piloto llamado ACT Digital para transmitir digitalmente documentos entre la EEOC y los empleadores con respecto a quejas de discriminación. Este es el primer paso en el cambio por la EEOC hacia un sistema de quejas en línea que facilitará la presentación de documentos, notificaciones y comunicaciones en el sistema de quejas de la EEOC. Este sistema aplica a los empleadores públicos y privados, los sindicatos y agencias de empleo.

EEOC Takes First Steps in Digital Charge System

Posted on Wednesday May 06, 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that 11 of its 53 offices will begin a pilot program called ACT Digital to digitally transmit documents between the EEOC and employers regarding discrimination charges. This is the first step in the EEOC’s move toward an online charge system that will streamline the submission of documents, notices and communications in the EEOC’s charge system. This system applies to private and public employers, unions and employment agencies.

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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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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

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