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Landmark discrimination case based on 'sexual orientation' settled

A first-of-its-kind settlement was reached last week on a lawsuit alleging "sex" discrimination based on sexual orientation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said this...Show More Summary

EEOC Weighs in on Pregnancy Related Limitations and Restrictions

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission revised its pregnancy-related limitations rules after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Young vs. UPS in 2015. The court ruled that employers must provide accommodations to pregnant women if the employer also does the same for workers with disabilities. Show More Summary

Surprise! According to a New Report by the EEOC, Workplace Harassment Continues to Be a Horrific Problem

last monthLifestyle : xoJane

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission dropped a big flaming bag of poo on the American doorstep yesterday in the form of a damning and extensive report on workplace harassment. Of the 90,000 complaints the agency handled last year, one third were related to harassment on the job —... Continue reading

Harassment Is Still a Massive Problem in the American Workplace

On Monday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace released a comprehensive and startling report on harassment in the United States. Authored by EEOC Commissioners Chai...Show More Summary

CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Another unanimous loss for Obama, another trip to the dunking booth for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: my new Cato post on last week’s Supreme Court decision on the proper standard for awarding attorneys’ fees to prevailing defendants in Title VII employment discrimination cases. Show More Summary

CRST Van Expedited: Back To the Dunking Booth for the EEOC

Of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s record in court, I wrote last summer that  …it’s not easy to think of an agency to whose views federal courts nowadays give less deference than the EEOC. As I’ve noted in a series of posts,...Show More Summary

ASHG opposes revised EEOC regulations weakening genetic privacy

BETHESDA, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) opposes the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) newly revised Regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and under the Genetic Information...Show More Summary

EEOC expands its investigation into Hollywood gender bias

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun quietly expanding its investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood. A year after the American Civil Liberties Union first urged government agencies to investigate a pattern of gender bias in the hiring of film and TV directors,...

HRC Holds Briefing on Discrimination Against LGBT People for Congressional Leaders

Yesterday, HRC and the LGBT Equality Caucus on Capitol Hill hosted a congressional staff briefing to outline recent decisions from Federal courts and interpretations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding discrimination...Show More Summary

Affirmative action hiring for the disabled

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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 eeoc.gov 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”

5 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

5 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

5 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

6 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’

6 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

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