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Scottsdale Car Dealership Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Friday August 26, 2016

A Scottsdale, Ariz., car dealership company violated federal law by rescinding a job offer after a pre-employment drug test revealed a prescription drug used to treat a disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Midwest Freight Systems for Breach of Mediation Agreement

Posted on Thursday August 25, 2016

Midwest Freight Systems Corporation, a freight transportation company with headquarters in Warren, Mich., violated federal law by failing to comply with its obligations under a mediation settlement agreement which resolved two employment discrimination charges, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on August 25, 2016.

EEOC Sues Legendary Baking For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday August 23, 2016

QWP Holdings, LLC, dba Profile Cabinet and Design, a Kansas City, Mo., company which designs, builds and sells custom cabinetry and countertops, violated federal law by discriminating against two black employees because of their race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Profile Cabinet for Discrimination Against Black Employees

Posted on Tuesday August 23, 2016

American Blue Ribbons Holding, LLC, dba Legendary Baking, violated federal law by refusing to accommodate an employee with a disability and then firing her and failing to rehire her, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Wayne Farms for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday August 22, 2016

Wayne Farms, LLC, one of the nation’s largest poultry producers, illegally discriminated against a class of employees because of their disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on August 18, 2016.

Complete Maintenance Janitorial Service to Pay $45,600 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2016

Complete Maintenance, Inc., a Dallas/Fort Worth commercial janitorial service doing business in the New Orleans Metropolitan area, has agreed to pay $45,600 in damages and provide other significant relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed last year by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

EEOC Sues KASCO for Discrimination and Retaliation Against Muslim Employee

Posted on Wednesday August 17, 2016

KASCO, LLC, a St. Louis company which manufactures and sells butcher supplies and meat processing equipment, violated federal law by discriminating against an employee because of her adherence to Islam and her Afghan descent, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. EEOC also alleged KASCO retaliated against her when she complained about the discriminatory treatment.

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

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