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Country Fresh Sued by EEOC for Sex Discrimination

Posted on Friday April 29, 2016

A Grand Rapids, Mich.-based milk and juice manufacturer violated federal law by subjecting a female employee to sex discrimination, the U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Registration Now Open For Excel Training For Public and Private Sectors

Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that registration is now open for its 19th annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, (EXCEL) training conference on preventing employment discrimination for both public and private sectors. The conference will take place July 18-21 in San Francisco, Calif.

Mission Hospital Sued By EEOC For Religious Discrimination

Posted on Thursday April 28, 2016

Mission Hospital, Inc., a North Carolina corporation based in Asheville, violated federal law when it failed to accommodate employees’ religious beliefs and fired them because of their religions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. Mission Hospital is the main hospital in the Mission Health System.

RockTenn to Pay $187,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Thursday April 14, 2016

A paper and packaging manufacturer with a facility located in Battle Creek, Mich., will pay $187,500 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Union and Apprentice Program To Pay $1,650,000 to Settle Part of EEOC Race Bias Lawsuit

Posted on Wednesday April 13, 2016

Local 25 of the Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association and its associated apprenticeship school will pay a combined $1.65 million and provide substantial remedial relief in partial settlement of race discrimination claims made against them by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

NY Times EEOC News

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.

BakerHostetler EEOC News

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