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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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

Obama EEOC Sues Wisconsin Company for English Requirement

It’s an Obama world. The Obama EEOC is suing a private American company for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees for their inability to speak English at work. CNS News reported: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a … Continue reading ?

U.S. Chamber, House Republicans Assail EEOC

House Republicans and their business allies renewed their criticism of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying it overreaches in enforcing discrimination laws.

Courts rebuff EEOC again

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

I’ve got a new post up at Cato (“Sixth Circuit: You’re Drunk, EEOC, Go Home“) on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s spectacular loss yesterday at the Sixth Circuit in the Kaplan case. As I comment, the victory for the defendant...Show More Summary

The Obama administration — more solicitous of dreadlocks than of religion

(Paul Mirengoff) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with combatting certain forms of employment discrimination. Unfortunately, it long ago became, instead, a special pleader for certain minority groups. Show More Summary

Judge rules Thai workers were exploited, physically abused on Hawaii farms

LIABLE: Motty Orian’s company, Global Horizon, has been found liable for worker abuses in EEOC case, a judge rules. By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, citing a ruling by a Honolulu...Show More Summary

EEOC Publishes New Guidelines on Religious Garb and Grooming

Maybe it's because of all the Abercrombie & Fitch hijab cases last year, or maybe it was just the right time, but earlier this month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued two publications regarding religious garb and grooming in the workplace, reports Mondaq. On March 6, 2014, the EEOC......

Guest Workplace Prof Blog Post: Feldblum on Mach Mining

We are privileged to present as a guest blogger today, Chai R. Feldblum. Chai is a Commissioner on the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), but is writing here on a recent 7th Circuit decision for herself only. Her post...

For EEOC, a Mixed Bag in 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2013 increased its focus on cases involving systemic discrimination, disability discrimination and pregnancy discrimination, but had mixed results in court and saw a dip in monetary penalties it recovered, according to a report...

Subtle Age Discrimination: Is Your Company Engaging in It?

With aging baby boomers getting pushed out of their jobs early, age discrimination claims with the EEOC are up a staggering 38%, according to new statistical data compiled by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Last year, 22,857 people filed age-related complaints with the EEOC, compared with 16,548 in 2006.......

Sixth Circuit upholds $750,000 fee award against EEOC

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

As mentioned yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has either had a stretch of really, really bad luck in court lately, or else it’s been caught out by a series of judges for outrageously aggressive litigation sometimes crossing over into misconduct. Show More Summary

Fortune on the EEOC’s legal war against employers

10 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

For the fourth time in two months a judge has chastised the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its high-handed ways, reports Claire Zillman at Fortune: According to court filings, EEOC personnel arrived with subpoenas in hand,...Show More Summary

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