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Affirmative action hiring for the disabled

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]: “The proposed rule…would require federal agencies to adopt the goal of achieving a 12% representation rate for individuals with disabilities, andShow More Summary

Affirmative Action, Disability, & The Federal Government

Image from The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining the obligations of federal employers to take affirmative action with respect to individuals with disabilities. The public can submit comments on the rule...

For the First Time, EEOC Sues Over Anti-Gay Bias

For the first time ever, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed two lawsuits over sexual orientation discrimination. Both suits are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which does not explicitly prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Rather, the suits rely on the......

EEOC’s “Position Statement Policy”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires that employers state their account of a dispute at an early stage. Combined with a new policy of automatic hand-over of the information to plaintiff’s lawyers, it amounts to you-go-first...Show More Summary

Two Obama administration lawsuits seek civil rights protections for sex orientation

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pushing for civil rights protections for sexual orientation, arguing that sexual orientation comes under the umbrella of sex discrimination. The EEOC has filed lawsuits against employers...Show More Summary

EEOC Takes Action; Files Cases Claiming Sex Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made history by filing two separate cases challenging sexual orientation discrimination as sex discrimination. “In its suit against Scott Medical Health Center, EEOC charged that a gay male employee was subjected to harassment because of his sexual orientation,” the EEOC explained. Show More Summary

EEOC Files Title VII Suits Charging Sexual Orientation Discrimination is a Violation of Sex Discrimination

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) yesterday filed lawsuits alleging that two companies engaged in anti-gay discrimination in violation of the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although...Show More Summary

EEOC pay reporting: the better to sue you with, my dear

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“Under a new rule proposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, all companies with more than 100 employees would be required to submit summary pay data each year. Since 1966, large companies have reported to the EEOC the number of their employees by sex, race, ethnicity and job group. Show More Summary

The EEOC Will Put an End to the Oppression of Women

The hits just keep on coming. By the hits, I mean the hits to our wallets, our privacy and liberty. This time it is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC Backs Fired Gay Worker’s Lawsuit: ‘Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination’

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In yet another step toward protecting LGBT people against job discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is urging a federal appeals court to rule in favor of a lesbian who claims she was fired by a Florida college because...Show More Summary

EEOC Files Amicus Brief; Believes “Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination”

Yesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed an amicus brief arguing that sexual orientation discrimination necessarily involves sex stereotyping, which is in violation of Title VII. “Sexual orientation discrimination...Show More Summary

Ship Builder Settles $5 Million Lawsuit After Forcing Indians To Work And Live in Awful Conditions

A ship building and repair company will pay $5 million to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) race and national origin discrimination lawsuit with 476 Indian guest workers who worked at the company’s facilities after hurricanes Katrina and Rita. While Indian workers lived in squalid containers “the size of a double-wide trailer,” non-Indian […]

High School Football Coach Suspended for Praying on School Property Files EEOC Complaint

A high school football coach suspended by a Washington State school district for praying on public property before and after games has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EEOC’s use of “administrative subpoenas”

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

No warrant needed: “administrative subpoenas” or “civil enforcement demands” allow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal agencies to demand “everything from Social Security numbers to medical records without a...Show More Summary

EEOC Begins Interviews With Female Directors In Discrimination Probe

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun interviewing female directors as its investigation into discrimination against female film and TV directors is officially underway. First up was director Maria Giese, whoShow More Summary

Federal Employment Agency is Officially Investigating Gender Discrimination in Hollywood

Deadline reports the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has set up interviews with dozens of female directors next week, the first step in determining the extent of the issue, and how to fix it. …Read More

EEOC has begun contacting women directors in discrimination investigation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun contacting women directors to investigate gender discrimination in Hollywood. The government agency, which is following up on a request from the ACLU in May, has sent letters to as many as 50 women directors, according to one of the directors...

Indiana Subway Restaurant Sued by EEOC for Firing HIV-Positive Employee

A Subway restaurant in central Indiana has been hit with a federal lawsuit for firing an employee who revealed he was HIV-positive, reports Indianapolis TV station WTHR. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing for back pay as well as punitive damages. Show More Summary

EEOC Joins Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit

In what may be a landmark transgender rights case, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has intervened on behalf of a transgender man suing his former employer for discrimination. Tristan Broussard is alleging that Mississippi-based First Tower Loan LLC wanted him to sign a document acknowledging that his "preference......

Employers, Don't Forget the EEOC Carve-Out in Your Mandatory Arbitration Agreement

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission likes to protect its turf. While the EEOC files relatively few lawsuits – it filed 167 lawsuit in fiscal year 2014, while it processed over 88,000 charges – the EEOC will not hesitate to take actions against employers that prevent employees from filing EEOC charges. So [...]

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