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EEOC Sues McDonald’s Franchise For Religious Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday July 16, 2019

Chalfont & Associates Group, Inc., owner of multiple McDonald’s restaur­ants in Central Florida, violated federal law when it refused to hire a job applicant who would not shave his beard due to his religious beliefs, the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Opens Calendar Years 2017 and 2018 Pay Data Collection

Posted on Monday July 15, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today opened a Web-based portal for the collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018. The URL for the portal is

Party City to Pay $39,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Friday July 12, 2019

Party City Corporation has agreed to pay $39,000 in lost wages and damages and to provide other significant relief in order to settle a pregnancy and disability lawsuit filed earlier this year by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Party City a party supply retailer based in Rockaway, N.J., and operates in the greater Houston area.

EEOC Sues Powerlink for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Thursday July 11, 2019

Powerlink Facilities Management Services, a Michigan-based management and maintenance services company, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for failing to accommodate a hearing-impaired employee and firing her because of her disability, the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Birchez Associates and Rondout Properties Management for Sex Harassment

Posted on Wednesday July 10, 2019

Birchez Associates, LLC and Rondout Properties Management, LLC, Kingston, N.Y.-based housing development and property management companies, violated federal law when they subjected female employees to a sexually hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

Steamfitters Local No. 475 Settles EEOC Recordkeeping Suit

Posted on Tuesday July 09, 2019

Steamfitters, Pipefitters, and Apprentices Local Union No. 475 will change its recordkeeping practices relating to its members and apprentices to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

U.S. EEOC Opens Registration for San Diego 2-Day EEO Seminar for Private and Public Employers

Posted on Monday July 08, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),the federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, announced it is hosting a two-day EEOC Technical Assistance Program Seminar (TAPS) geared toward human resources and union officials, attorneys, mediators, and equal employment opportunity (EEO) professionals in the private and federal sectors, along with other interested parties will take place Aug. 13 and 14 in San Diego, Calif.

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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