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Anchor Staffing to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Posted on Friday June 22, 2018

Anchor Staffing, Inc., a Chicago-based staffing agency, will pay $30,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged Anchor Staffing with violating an employee’s federal civil rights when it failed to respond adequately to the employee’s complaint about sexual harassment, removed her from her work assignment, and denied her any future work.

J.C. Witherspoon To Pay $53,000 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

J.C. Witherspoon, Jr. Inc., an Alcolu, S.C.-based logging company, will pay $53,000 and provide other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged that J.C. Witherspoon violated federal law when it refused to accommodate a truck driver’s religious belief and fired him because of his Hebrew Pentecostal religion.

MLB Manager Dusty Baker, OPM Director Jeff Pon and Author Lenora Billings-Harris To Headline EEOC’s Excel Conference

Posted on Wednesday June 20, 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is pleased to announce the keynote speakers and the full agenda for the 21st annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) conference. Themed “Inspiration, Innovation, Action!,” the conference boasts two specialty tracks, three dynamic keynote speakers and more than 50 workshops.

EEOC Sues IDEC Corporation for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Friday June 15, 2018

IDEC Corporation, a worldwide industrial device manufacturer, unlawfully fired an employee at its East Dundee, Ill., location whom it regarded as disabled, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Georgina’s Taqueria for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Posted on Friday June 15, 2018

Georgina’s, LLC, dba Georgina’s Taqueria, an Asian and Latin “Fusion Cuisine” restaurant in Traverse City, Mich., violated federal law by subjecting female employees to repeated sexual harassment and retaliating against a female employee for opposing the harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Master Marine for Same-Sex Harassment & Race Discrimination

Posted on Wednesday June 13, 2018

Master Marine, Inc., a Gulf Coast shipbuilder, violated federal anti-discrimination laws when one of its lead welders sexually and racially harassed a male Asian-American welder at its Bayou La Batre, Ala., headquarters, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. In addition, Master Marine subjected three African-American employees to racial harassment, the EEOC said.

EEOC Sues G2 Corporation for Sex Harassment

Posted on Wednesday June 13, 2018

G2 Corporation, doing business as Screen Tight, violated federal law by subjecting a female worker in the Patio Screen Door Fabrication warehouse in Corsicana, Texas to unwelcome physical and verbal sexual harassment at the hands of her production manager and another high-level corporate officer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

NY Times EEOC News

Little to Cheer About

Posted on Thursday April 12, 2018

I was the oldest cheerleader in the N.F.L. Not once did I feel age-based discrimination. But I became well acquainted with gender-based discrimination.

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