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EEOC And Justice Department Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Prevent and Address Harassment of Employees in State and Local Governments

Posted on Friday December 21, 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to prevent and address workplace harassment in state and local government. The EEOC and the Justice Department seek to enhance the effectiveness of the nation’s equal employment opportunity enforcement in the state and local government sector to ensure the efficient use of resources and a consistent enforcement strategy. The EEOC has ramped up its role as enforcer, educator, and leader on harassment in the workplace, and this MOU enhances those efforts.

EEOC Wins Jury Verdict Against Favorite Farms for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Posted on Friday December 21, 2018

A federal jury rendered a verdict on Dec. 19, 2018 awarding $850,000 in compensatory and punitive damages to a female farmworker at Favorite Farms in Dover, Fla., who was raped by her supervisor and reported it to police and management that same day, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

Wilmington Trust Corporation to Pay $700,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Posted on Wednesday December 19, 2018

Wilmington Trust Corporation, a Delaware corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of M&T Bank Corporation, which is based in Buffalo, N.Y., has agreed to pay $700,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The lawsuit concerned alleged vio­lations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by Hudson City Savings Bank (HCSB), which merged into Wilmington Trust in 2015.

Harborview Senior Care Properties to Pay $21,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

Posted on Monday December 17, 2018

Senior Care Properties, Inc., doing business as Harborview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, will pay $21,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that a certified nursing assistant with rheumatoid arthritis was denied a reasonable accommodation and then unlawfully fired by the residential rehabilitation facility because of her disability.

EEOC Holds Data Dialogue Sessions with Agency Stakeholders

Posted on Friday December 14, 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a series of “Data Dialogues” this week to introduce stakeholders to the agency’s new Office of Enterprise Data and Analytics (OEDA). Advocacy groups, employer representatives, academics, and researchers, including from non-profit organizations, participated in meetings at EEOC headquarters in Washington, D.C., to interact with OEDA’s leadership and hear about the new structure within the agency.

EECO Sues 40 Steak & Seafood for Pregnancy Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday December 11, 2018

40 Steak & Seafood, a Bismarck, N.D., restaurant, violated federal law by firing a server because she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

Draper Development LLC to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Posted on Tuesday December 11, 2018

Draper Development LLC, the owner-operator of over a dozen Subway franchises in the Albany and Schenectady area, will pay $80,000 and take other steps to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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.

Feeling Left Out at an Extremely Chummy Workplace

Posted on Friday July 27, 2018

A woman doesn’t want her male colleagues to touch her at work, yet their constant “bro contact” with one another makes her feel almost left out. How should she deal with it?

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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