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Diallo’s Of Houston Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

Diallo’s, a Houston-area nightclub and party venue, violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it forced an employee to provide medical documentation to prove that she was not HIV-positive, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. When the employee failed to provide the documentation, she was unlawfully fired, EEOC said.

EEOC to Collect Summary Pay Data

Posted on Thursday September 29, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that starting March 2018, it will collect summary employee pay data from certain employers. The new data will improve investigations of possible pay discrimination, which remains a contributing factor to persistent wage gaps. The summary pay data will be added to the annual Employer Information Report or EEO-1 report that is coordinated by the EEOC and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). OFCCP collects data from federal contractors and subcontractors.  

New 'Digest of EEO Law' Issued by EEOC

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is available online.

EEOC Sues Physicians Management Groups For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

Two Atlanta physicians groups, Georgia Hospitalists Group, LLC and ApolloMD Business Services, LLC, violated federal law by firing a doctor because he was taking legally prescribed narcotic medications, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on September 28, 2016.

Taylor Shellfish Sued By EEOC For Racial Harassment

Posted on Wednesday September 28, 2016

The largest producer of shellfish in the United States violated federal law when it permitted ongoing racial harassment and retaliatory discipline against a black maintenance mechanic, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC’S Memphis District Office and Mexican Consulate Renew Collaborative Agreement

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

The Memphis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) renewed its memorandum of understanding (MOU) today with the Consulate of Mexico in Atlanta. The agreement renews an ongoing collaboration between these entities to provide Mexican nationals with information, guidance and access to resources on the prevention of discrimination in the workplace regardless of immigration status. Mexican Consul Javier Diaz de Leon and Memphis District Director Katharine W. Kores signed the agreement.

UPCO Sued By EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday September 27, 2016

UPCO, Inc., a Claremore-Okla.-based leading manufacturer of sucker rods and accessories for the oil and gas industry, violated federal law when it refused to hire a temporary worker for a permanent job on the basis of a supposed disability that emerged during a questionable medical exam, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Community Pharmacy for Paying Female Technician Less Than a Male Doing the Same Work

Posted on Monday September 26, 2016

CJMBS Pharmacies, Inc., dba Community Pharmacy, a pharmacy chain in north San Diego County, violated federal law when it paid a female pharmacy technician substantially less than a male pharmacy technician and then fired her two days after she complained about discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed 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.

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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