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Justice Department Seeks to Intervene in Lawsuit Alleging Race Discrimination and Retaliation by Pocomoke City, Maryland, the Worcester County Sheriff and the State Of Maryland

Posted on Wednesday October 19, 2016

The Justice Department announced today that it has moved to intervene in Savage et al. v. Pocomoke City et al., a private lawsuit alleging race discrimination and retaliation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Pocomoke City, Maryland, the Worcester County Sheriff and the state of Maryland. Title VII is a federal statute that prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of the basis of sex, race, color, national origin and religion.

McDonald's to Pay $56,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Tuesday October 18, 2016

McDonald’s Corporation and McDonald’s Restaurants of Missouri will pay $56,500 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination suit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. EEOC had charged that McDonald’s refused to interview a deaf job applicant at its Belton, Mo., restaurant because of his deafness.

Salvation Army Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday October 17, 2016

Global charitable organization the Salvation Army violated federal law when it refused to hire a young man with an intellectual disability for an entry-level position at its Wasilla, Alaska thrift store, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Updates Strategic Enforcement Plan

Posted on Monday October 17, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021, reaffirming the agency’s commitment to efforts that have strategic impact in advancing equal opportunity in America’s workplaces.

Use of Big Data Has Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity, Panel Tells EEOC

Posted on Thursday October 13, 2016

Big Data—the use of algorithms, “data scraping” of the internet, and other means of evaluating tens of thousands of pieces of information about an individual—is already being used to make hiring and other employment decisions, and both its use and its scope are expected to grow exponentially in the future, a panel of industrial psychologists, attorneys and labor economists told the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a public meeting held at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. today.

EEOC General Counsel David Lopez to Depart Agency

Posted on Tuesday October 11, 2016

David Lopez, general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) since 2010, announced today that he will depart the agency after 6 ½ years of service in early December.

EEOC to Hold October 13 Commission Meeting On Use of Big Data in Employment

Posted on Tuesday October 11, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public meeting entitled “Big Data in the Workplace: Examining Implications for Equal Employment Opportunity Law” on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) at EEOC headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C.

Justice Department and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Release Advancing Diversity In Law Enforcement Report

Posted on Wednesday October 05, 2016

The Justice Department and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report today that examines barriers and promising practices – in recruitment, hiring and retention – for advancing diversity in law enforcement. The report, developed with support from the Center for Policing Equity, aims to provide law enforcement agencies, especially small and mid-size agencies, with a resource to enhance the diversity of their workforce by highlighting specific strategies and efforts in place in police departments around the country.

EEOC Resuelve Caso de Robo de Salario Discriminatorio

Posted on Tuesday October 04, 2016

En Steamboat Springs, Colorado, un restaurante ha acordado pagar $50,000 para resolver los cargos de discriminación por raza y origen nacional, incluyendo cargos de robo de salarios, por la Comisión de Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC), la agencia federal anunció hoy.

EEOC Conciliates Discriminatory Wage Theft Case

Posted on Tuesday October 04, 2016

A Steamboat Springs, Colo., restaurant has agreed to pay $50,000 to resolve race and national origin discrimination charges, including charges of wage theft, by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced 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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Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilities

Posted on Thursday August 04, 2016

Within the past three months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has secured nearly $9 million from companies that have committed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against and firing employees with disabilities who requested medical leave or exhausted their allotted medical leave to address those disabilities. For example, on … Continue Reading

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