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Leaders Representing Industries and Associations Join EEOC for Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention

Posted on Wednesday March 20, 2019

Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) convened an “Industry Leaders Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention.” The Roundtable continues the EEOC’s efforts to lead harassment prevention efforts, including two Commission meetings and a Reconvening of the Select Task Force in the wake of the #MeToo movement. The roundtable will inform strategies for the next generation of issues flowing from the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace in 2015, the task force Co-Chairs’ 2016 Report, and the #MeToo movement.

Friedman Realty Group to Pay $60,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Posted on Friday March 15, 2019

Friedman Realty Group, Inc., a Gibbsboro, N.J.-based real estate investment firm that owns and manages apartment communities, retail shopping centers and professional office buildings, will pay $60,000 and furnish significant relief to resolve a federal pregnancy discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

Sys-con, LLC to Pay $70,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Posted on Monday March 11, 2019

Sys-Con, LLC, a Sys-Con, LLC, a Montgomery, Ala.-based general contractor, will pay two former female employees a total of $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Asurion to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Monday March 11, 2019

Asurion, LLC, an international customer service support provider for electronic devices based in Nashville, Tenn., has agreed to pay $50,000 and furnish significant relief to settle a federal lawsuit charging disability discrimination brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Party City Corporation for Sex and Disability Discrimination

Posted on Thursday March 07, 2019

Party supply retail chain Party City Corporation violated federal law when a Texas store fired a pregnant employee after she presented the company with physical job restrictions from her doctor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

Fidelity Home Energy Sued by EEOC for National Origin Discrimination

Posted on Thursday March 07, 2019

San Leandro-based home improvement contractor Fidelity Home Energy, Inc. violated federal law by creating a hostile work environment due to national origin that ultimately caused an employee to quit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

CRST to Pay $47,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on Wednesday March 06, 2019

CRST Expedited, Inc. / CRST International, Inc. will pay $47,500 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Both entities are part of the CRST national trucking conglomerate and are headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

NY Times EEOC News

The Power of Supreme Court Choices

Posted on Thursday December 06, 2018

A combative approach from George H.W. Bush put Clarence Thomas on the court and and has been embraced by Mitch McConnell and other Republicans.

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