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New ‘Digest of EEOC Law’ Issued By EEOC

Posted on Friday January 19, 2018

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 on the EEOC’s website.

Vador Ventures to Pay $36,000 To Settle EEOC Equal Pay and Retaliation Suit

Posted on Wednesday January 17, 2018

Vador Ventures Inc., doing business as Total Quality Building Services, a commercial janitorial services company in the Washington D.C. metro area, will pay $36,461 and furnish other relief to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Mission Hospital Agrees to Pay $89,000 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Friday January 12, 2018

Mission Hospital, Inc., a North Carolina corporation based in Asheville and the main hospital of Mission Health System, has agreed to pay $89,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Mission Hospital violated federal law when it refused to accommodate and fired employees who declined flu vaccinations based on their religious beliefs.

Aloha Auto Group to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Posted on Wednesday January 10, 2018

Aloha Auto Group, Ltd. will pay $30,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit for retaliatory discrimination filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

GEO Group to Pay $550,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018

The GEO Group, Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) and Arizona State Prison-Florence West Facility (Florence West) in Florence, Ariz., will pay $550,000 and furnish other relief pursuant to a consent decree to settle lawsuits for sexual harassment and retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Arizona Civil Rights Division of the Attorney General's Office (ACRD), the EEOC announced today.

Indi’s Fast Food Restaurant to Pay $340,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Posted on Monday January 08, 2018

Louisville, Ky.-based restaurant chain Indi’s Fast Food Restaurant, Inc. (Indi’s) will pay $340,000 to 15 former female employees, some of whom were teenagers while employed by Indi’s, and implement other relief to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

NY Times EEOC News

How to Resist Office Gift-Fund Pressure

Posted on Friday December 22, 2017

What to do when the boss “suggests” that you chip in for pricey gifts to colleagues whose performance never impressed you in the first place.

BakerHostetler EEOC News

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