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Courts rebuff EEOC again

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

6 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

6 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

Held Hostage, and the Need to Encourage Dissent and Debate

Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post called "Burying the Lede," about the general silence of the national LGBT and trans organizations in response to the historic Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) decision protecting all trans and gender-nonconforming Americans against discrimination. Show More Summary

What’s the difference between government background checks and those by the private sector?

(Paul Mirengoff) As part of its war on standards, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing employers around the country for using the results of background checks to screen applicants for employment. The EEOC’s theory...Show More Summary

Chicago Restaurant Group Sued for Racial Discrimination

In hot water with the EEOC. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Rosebud Restaurants group, which runs ten restaurants, claiming the company refused to hire African-Americans. According to theShow More Summary

branding via employee appearance isn't commercial speech

7 months agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., No. 11-cv-03162 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2013) I’m blogging this case because it has interesting TM/branding implications. The EEOC sued A&F for firing Khan (also a plaintiff) because she wanted to wear a headscarf as part of her religious observance. Show More Summary

Employee wins $50,000 settlement after facing anti-transgender discrimination

7 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

Lambda Legal and the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a $50,000 settlement over an employment discrimination dispute involving an employee, Cori McCreery, who is transgender. McCreery was fired from her job at a grocery store after she announced her intent to begin the process of transitioning: According to Lambda, McCreery was initially given assurances she’d [...]

Transgender Community Steps Closer to Employment Equality

A transgender woman has reached a $50,000 settlement with her former employer in a discrimination case in South Dakota, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Monday,  accelerating a trend toward equal opportunity for transgender workers. Show More Summary

New rulings issued in anti-transgender employment discrimination cases

9 months agoLGBT / Gay : Prop 8 Trial Tracker

By Scottie Thomaston Last year, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) issued a major employment discrimination ruling in favor of a transgender worker. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination based on sex, and the ruling held that anti-transgender discrimination is sex discrimination under that statute. The ruling was groundbreaking for [...]

EEOC cancel further furloughs after employees take five unpaid days

The federal agency that enforces workplace discrimination laws has cancelled a second planned round of employee furloughs to meet the budget cuts required by sequestration. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has required its staff to take off five unpaid days between … Continue reading ?

Fox News Botches Civil Rights Law To Defend Discriminatory Background Checks

Fox News analyst Bernie Goldberg railed against long-standing employment discrimination law, mangling a civil rights doctrine to incorrectly claim the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking to prevent companies from...Show More Summary

EEOC Mad About BMW and Dollar General's Background Checks

Well, they warned you. And we told you so, too. Last year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued guidelines for how they believed employers should approach the use of criminal background checks in employment decisions. They gist of the policy was that the background checks should only be used when......

BMW Sued by Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for Discrimination

BMW is contending with the EEOC regarding whether or not its hiring practices were fair.

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