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Why isn’t the government protecting employees from discrimination?

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Women and minorities who face workplace discrimination or harassment ordinarily receive vital legal services from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....Show More Summary

Are You Smarter Than a Walmart HR Manager?

Walmart just entered into a Consent Decree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which includes a $72,500 payout to Laura Jones, additional training for store employees, and posting a sign regarding disability accommodation. Why? Because Walmart answered a very basic question wrong. Let’s see if you’re smarter than a Walmart HR manager: You make […]

EEOC Sues Another Company Over 'Voluntary' Wellness Program

There's a thin line between incentivizing and penalizing, and though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has yet to say it, it seems to be targeting companies that are employing the latter as a motivating tactic to get employees to participate in wellness programs. Today's defendant? Honeywell International Inc., the largest......

Jury finds unlawful bias against one-armed security guard

“MIAMI – In a verdict in favor of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a jury has found that a licensed security guard with only one arm was unlawfully discriminated against based on his limb loss when his employer removed...Show More Summary

Three more courtroom defeats for EEOC

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is used to getting its way since most employers would rather settle rather than face the expense and publicity risk of litigating against it. But sometimes, as I note in my new post at Cato, judges get a close look at just how weak the commission’s position is. Show More Summary

The EEOC Loses (And Loses. And Loses.) In Federal Court Again

Walter Olson We keep reporting in this space about how federal courts have slapped down the long-shot lawsuits and activist legal positions advanced by the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the...Show More Summary

EEOC Lawsuit Accuses Papa John’s Pizza Of Firing Worker With Down Syndrome

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it’s filed a lawsuit against Papa John’s Pizza, accusing the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after firing a worker in Utah with Down syndrome. The EEOC says...Show More Summary

Lawsuits by EEOC target companies for transgender discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a pair of lawsuits on Thursday against companies in Florida and Michigan accused of discriminating against transgender employees. 

Pregnant Pause

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The new guidance broadened the definition of pregnancy to include all aspects of the reproductive process, including contraception,...Show More Summary

Report shows federal employment diversity flat

Racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the federal workforce remained essentially flat from fiscal 2010 to 2011, according to data the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) planned to release Monday. The percentage of womenShow More Summary

EEOC Reaffirms That Employers Can’t Pressure Employees to Have Abortions

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), responsible for enforcing federal laws related to workplace discrimination, issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The Commission issued the guidance...Show More Summary

The Hypoglycemic Employee and the Law

An 18 year Walgreen's employee having a hypoglycemic attack ate a bag of potato chips without first paying for them or requesting permission to eat them. She was fired and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Walgreens, alleging an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) violation. Show More Summary

WSJ Attacks Efforts To Fix Conservative Case Law That Allows Discrimination Against Pregnant Women

The Wall Street Journal took a stand against fair treatment for pregnant workers, complaining that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) new guidelines designed to fight pregnancy discrimination despite conservative Supreme...Show More Summary

Pregnant at work: How you’re protected

Discriminating against a pregnant woman at work has been illegal since 1978, but what is and is not allowed hasn’t always been clear. To help end the confusion, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidelines to help businesses understand the law. While these are guidelines and not statutory law, employers would be wise to […]

Being Pregnant at Work Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's been 30 years in the making, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally gotten around to reevaluating their pregnancy guidelines, and it's great news for all the pregnant ladies out there. Show More Summary

EEOC Updates Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers For First Time In 30 Years

It’s been three decades since the last time the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission adjusted its rules protecting women in the workplace who are pregnant, might get pregnant in the future or have ever been pregnant in the past. This...Show More Summary

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

Should the Federal Government Regulate the Spoken Language That Employees Use in the Workplace?

Employers have the right to hire people consistent with their needs and bona fide qualifications but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is regulating rules concerning the spoken language in the workplace. The EEOC has...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Sues Wisconsin Company For Requiring All Employees To Speak English

5 months agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting case out of Green Bay, Wisconsin where Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. (WPI) is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for making English speaking a condition of employment. WPI was found by the EEOC to be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects […]

Federal Gov’t Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English-Language Requirement Is 'Discrimination'

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. Show More Summary

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