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EEOC Seeks Input on FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan

Posted on Friday December 08, 2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released for public comment a draft of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022, the agency announced today. The draft plan can be found at Regulations.gov. Comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm ET on Jan. 8, 2018. This draft plan has not been approved by the Commission and is still under review.

AccentCare to Pay $25,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Friday December 01, 2017

AccentCare, Inc., a home healthcare company headquartered in Dallas, has agreed to pay $25,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged in its suit that AccentCare discriminated against an employee with bipolar disorder.

Trans Ocean Seafoods To Pay $75,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Posted on Thursday November 30, 2017

Northwestern Washington-based Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc., doing business as New England Shellfish, will pay $75,000 to three female former employees and implement other relief to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Day & Zimmermann Will Pay $45,000 To Settle EEOC Disability and Retaliation Suit

Posted on Thursday November 30, 2017

Day & Zimmermann NPS, a Philadelphia-headquartered provider of staffing services to the power industry, will pay $45,000 and furnish extensive injunctive relief to settle a lawsuit alleging retaliation and interference with rights filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Siskind Group to Pay $50,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017

Manhattan-based apparel company R. Siskind & Company, Inc., doing business as Siskind Group, will pay $50,000 and implement revised anti-discrimination policies and procedures to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Sues McCready Foundation For Race and Age Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday November 29, 2017

McCready Foundation, Inc., which operates a network of medical and care facilities on the lower Eastern Shore of Maryland, violated federal law when it failed to promote a worker because of her race (black) and age (53), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

Winner Ford to Pay $150,000 To Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Suit

Posted on Wednesday November 22, 2017

Chas. S. Winner, Inc., doing business as Winner Ford of Cherry Hill and Winner Ford, will pay $150,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Federal Court Rules in Favor of EEOC in Disability Discrimination Charge against Amsted Rail

Posted on Tuesday November 21, 2017

A federal judge ruled in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on Nov. 16 in its discrimination charge against Amsted Rail Co., Inc., the federal agency announced today. The judge ruled that Amsted, a leading manufacturer of steel castings for the rail industry, violated federal disability law when it disqualified job applicants based on the results of a nerve conduction test for carpal tunnel syndrome rather than conducting an individualized assessment of each applicant’s ability to do the job safely.

American Airlines and Envoy Air to Pay $9.8 Million to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

Posted on Monday November 20, 2017

American Airlines and Envoy Air will pay $9.8 million in stock, which is worth over $14 million if cashed in today, and provide other significant relief to settle a nationwide class disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC’s suit said the airlines unlawfully denied reasonable accommodations to hundreds of employees.

EEOC Issues FY 2017 Performance Report

Posted on Wednesday November 15, 2017

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made significant progress in managing the pending inventory of charges during fiscal year 2017, which ended Sept. 30, the agency reported in its annual Performance and Accountability Report published on Nov. 15.

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NY Times EEOC News

Women’s Whisper Network Raises Its Voice

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

A behind-the-scenes support system in the workplace is gaining momentum in a digital age that allows women to share their experiences publicly.

Discrimination Inside the N.Y.P.D.

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

People across the department have long concluded that the promotion system for detectives is mysterious and poorly thought out.

Trump and the Racial Pay Gap

Posted on Wednesday December 31, 1969

Lawyers say those most affected by pay bias deserve to know why the Trump administration is siding with companies.

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