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EEOC Revela Datos de Aplicación y Litigio Para el Año Fiscal 2015

Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

La Comisión para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo de los EE.UU. (EEOC) reveló hoy un desglose detallado de las 89,385 quejas de discriminación en el trabajo que la agencia recibió en el año fiscal 2015. Las quejas de represalias aumentaron por casi un 5 por ciento y continúan siendo la preocupación principal más frecuentemente planteada por los trabajadores en todo el país. Las quejas por discapacidad aumentaron un 6 por ciento desde el año pasado y es la tercera categoría más frecuentemente presentada.

Yesterday’s Pub & Grille Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

Sappyann, Inc., which operates Yesterday’s Pub & Grille restaurant in Sanford, N.C., violated federal law by discriminating against an employee when it refused to hire him because he is HIV-positive, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2015 Enforcement and Litigation Data

Posted on Thursday February 11, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns of the 89,385 charges of workplace discrimination that the agency received in fiscal year 2015. Retaliation charges increased by nearly 5 percent and continue to be the leading concern raised by workers across the country. Disability charges increased by 6 percent from last year and are the third largest category of charges filed.

Save-A-Lot Franchise Pays $125,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Posted on Wednesday February 03, 2016

The Canton, Miss., franchise of Save-A-Lot Grocery operated by Potter and Sims Foods, Inc., a Kosciusko, Miss.-based grocery company, will pay a former employee $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Rental Pro to Pay $37,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Tuesday February 02, 2016

Rental Pro, a miscellaneous equipment rental company located in Somerset, Ky., with locations in Hazard, London and Pikeville, Ky., will pay $37,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

EEOC Announces Proposed Addition of Pay Data to Annual EEO-1 Reports

Posted on Friday January 29, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today made public a proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1) to include collecting pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100 employees. This new data will assist the agency in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers in promoting equal pay in their workplaces. The revised EEO-1 will be announced today in conjunction with the White House commemoration of the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Evans Fruit Resuelve Pleitos de Acoso Sexual y Represalia con EEOC, NW Justice Project

Posted on Thursday January 28, 2016

Uno de los productores más grandes de manzana en los Estados Unidos pagará $272,000 a 20 demandantes como parte de un acuerdo resolviendo demandas de acoso sexual y represalia pendiendo ante la Corte de Apelación del Noveno Circuito anunció la Comisión Para La Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC). Evans Fruit también acordó tomar pasos para asegurar que los trabajadores no sufran ninguna represalia por haber participado en el pleito o acuerdo.

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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

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