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EEOC Sues American Freight Furniture and Mattress for Systemic Sex-Based Discrimination in Hiring

Posted on Thursday February 14, 2019

American Freight Management Company, LLC d/b/a American Freight Furniture and Mattress violated federal anti-discrimination laws by engaging in systemic discrimination against female applicants, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today. The lawsuit charges that American Freight refused to hire or even consider a class of female applicants for employment because of their sex.

EEOC Proposes Limited Technical Change to Federal Sector Complaint Processing Regulations

Posted on Wednesday February 13, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a technical Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes a limited procedural change to the federal sector processing regulations. This NPRM was posted by the Federal Register for public inspection today and will be published in the Federal Register on February 14, 2019. Members of the public wishing to comment on the NPRM will have 60 days from the date of publication to do so, through www.regulations.gov.

EEOC, Embassy of Republic of Ecuador Sign Partnership Agreement

Posted on Thursday February 07, 2019

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Republic of Ecuador today committed to continuing to work together to combat employment discrimination and provide Ecuadorian nationals in the United States information, guidance and access to education and training resources to help them exercise their workplace rights, in a ceremony at the Ecuadorian embassy in Washington today. EEOC Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic and Ecuadorian Ambassador Francisco Carrión Mena signed the renewal of the national memorandum of understanding (MOU), first signed on Nov. 10, 2015, creating a partnership between the Ecuadorian embassy and the EEOC.

EEO-1 Survey for 2018 Will Open Early March 2019

Posted on Friday February 01, 2019

Due to the partial lapse in appropriations, the opening of the EEO-1 has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019

EEOC Sues Massey Services for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Posted on Thursday January 31, 2019

Massey Services, Inc., a pest control and landscaping company which operates service centers in seven states, violated federal law when it denied an employee’s request for medical leave, fired her after learning of her medical condition and subsequently failed to rehire her for the vacant position, the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it recently filed.

EEOC Sues Carmel Restaurants for Sexual Harassment

Posted on Thursday January 31, 2019

Carmel eateries Porta Bella and Mediterranean Restaurants, both owned by JCFB, Inc., violated federal law by permitting employees to sexually harass male and female kitchen staff, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Atlantic Capes Fisheries & BJ’s Service Co. Pagará $675,000 Para Resolver Demanda Por Acoso Sexual Y Represalias Por La EEOC

Posted on Wednesday January 30, 2019

Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc. (ACF), una cosechadora y procesadora de mariscos con sede en Nueva Jersey, y BJ's Service Co., Inc., una agencia de personal ubicada en New Bedford, Mass., pagará $675,000 y proporcionará otro alivio para resolver una demanda por acoso a base de sexo y represalias presentada por la Comisión Para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo de los Estados Unidos (EEOC), anunció hoy la agencia federal.

Atlantic Capes Fisheries & BJ’s Service Co. to Pay $675,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on Wednesday January 30, 2019

Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc. (ACF), a New Jersey-based shellfish harvester and processor, and BJ’s Service Co., Inc., a staffing agency located in New Bedford, Mass., will pay $675,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit charging sex-based harassment and retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal 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.

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