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
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
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
(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
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
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
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 [...]
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
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 [...]
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 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
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 is contending with the EEOC regarding whether or not its hiring practices were fair.
That's for employers, mind you, not gun owners. But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's objection to companies using criminal-background checks has drawn some attention this week, including a front-page, above-the-fold story by the Washington Post. Show More Summary
According to a report from CNNMoney, BMW has been hit with a lawsuit from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after revised criminal background check policies resulted in the dismissal of 88 contractors, 70 of whom (that's about 80 percent) were black. Show More Summary
Joseph Diebold is an intern at ThinkProgress. The U.S. Equal Employment and Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed complaints Tuesday alleging two major employers used improper criminal background checks in hiring, thus discriminating against black job applicants. Show More Summary
In this economy just how fair are criminal background checks? The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission doesn’t think they’re fair since a disproportionate amount of qualified blacks are losing out on jobs. Via WaPo reports: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Chai Feldblum is the first out LGBT person to serve on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) recent guidance on background checks suggests that employers need to exercise more due diligence in their hiring practices. Its guidance on background check practices underscores the importance of five key practices in the hiring process. 1. Show More Summary
Over the past several years, charges of retaliation filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have significantly increased, making retaliation a major legal risk that employers face. Here are several ways that employers...Show More Summary