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Snobear USA to Pay $20,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

Posted on Thursday February 27, 2020

Isanti, Minn., winter recreation vehicle manufacturer SnoBear USA, Inc. has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle an equal pay sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Harley Dealership for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Posted on Thursday February 27, 2020

The owners/operators of Chicago Harley Davidson, in Glenview, Ill., violated federal law by fostering a sexually hostile work environment for a female business manager and then firing her for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The respondent companies are DP Fox Ventures, LLC, Fox Glenview, LLC, and Fox Illinois Staffing, LLC.

Coffel Vending to Pay $22,000 to Settle EEOC Race Hiring Suit

Posted on Tuesday February 25, 2020

A northern Indiana vending and coffee service provider will pay $22,000 and other significant relief to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit filed last year by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

M&M Limousine to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Posted on Thursday February 20, 2020

Des Plaines, Ill.-based M&M Limousine Service will pay a deaf job applicant $30,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living Pagará $2 Millones Para Resolver Demanda De Discriminación Por Discapacidad Por La EEOC

Posted on Thursday February 20, 2020

Prestige Care, Inc., Prestige Senior Living, LLC, y sus afiliados pagarán $2 millones y proporcionarán otros alivios para resolver una demanda de discriminación por discapacidad presentada por la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC) de EE. UU., anunció hoy la agencia federal. La EEOC había acusado a las empresas de no proporcionar adaptaciones o ajustes para sus empleados con discapacidades.

Prestige Care and Prestige Senior Living to Pay $2 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Thursday February 20, 2020

Prestige Care, Inc., Prestige Senior Living, LLC, and their affiliates will pay $2 million and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that the companies failed to provide accommodations for employees with disabilities.

Express Mart to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

Home Service Oil Company, doing business as Express Mart, will pay $25,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Opens Registration for Honolulu EEO Seminar for Private and Public Employers

Posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

The federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimin­ation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced that registration has opened for its EEOC Honolulu Technical Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS) for both private and public employer representatives, confirmed to take place on May 14 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Medford Restaurant New China Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

A Medford, Ore., restaurant violated federal law by allowing its former manager to repeatedly sexually harass young female employees, letting one worker go after she re­ported the illegal conduct, and creating conditions so intolerable that another worker quit involunt­arily, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Burrow Global Services Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday February 19, 2020

Burrow Global Services, LLC fired a worker in his 60s because of his age and replaced him with a younger worker in his 30s, violating federal age discrimination laws, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.  

NY Times EEOC News

How to Manage Your Mental Illness at Work

Posted on Thursday August 29, 2019

If you suffer from depression, anxiety, PTSD or another mental illness, here are some real-world tips to help you stay happy and healthy at work.

BakerHostetler EEOC News

State Court Asked to ‘Weigh In’ on Whether Obesity Constitutes an Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law

Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018

On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an “impairment” and thus a “disability” under the state’s anti-discrimination law. The case, titled Casey Taylor, et al. v. Burlington Northern Railroad Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 16-35205 (9th Cir. Sept....… Continue Reading

Lessons Learned From the EEOC’s First Parental Leave Lawsuit

Posted on Monday August 20, 2018

In the U.S., many employers’ parental-leave programs prioritize birth mothers and offer limited benefits to fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents and LGBT parents. In 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance for Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, which includes parental leave policies. However, not all employers have followed this guidance. Consequently, just...… Continue Reading

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

On Nov. 21, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination for the first time in 14 years. Some may speculate whether this has anything to do with increased ethnic tensions in the wake of the presidential campaign and election results. Some also recognize that in...… Continue Reading

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

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