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My take on Young v. United Parcel Service

Supreme Court liberals smack around the Obama Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), even as they hand a win to a pregnancy-bias plaintiff. I’ve got a write-up at Cato at Liberty. More: Josh Blackman. Tags: EEOC, pregnancy discrimination, Supreme Court, WO writings My take on Young v. Show More Summary

Working for equal opportunity

Jenny Yang, a child of immigrant parents and the first Asian American to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has spent her career focused on ensuring fairness in the workplace. In this interview, Yang discusses her...Show More Summary

GOP's budget games hobble government's consideration of sexual harassment cases

The number of workplace sexual harassment cases resolved by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) dropped last year (from 7,758 to 7,037), as did the amount of compensation received by victims of sexual harassment. The numbers marked a third straight year of declines in resolutions. Show More Summary

Why Does the EEOC Make Mistakes (Part I)

Over the years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been routinely criticized by charging parties, plaintiffs’ attorneys, respondents, and attorneys for respondents, as to virtually every aspect of the Commission’s activities including the filing, investigation, and conciliation of charges, and the Commission’s litigation. Show More Summary

Leading the way to equal opportunity

Jenny Yang, a child of immigrant parents and the first Asian American to head the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has spent her career focused on ensuring fairness in the workplace. In this interview, Yang discusses her goals for the EEOC, which she took over as chair in September, and some of the lessons she has […]

EEOC Releases 2014 Statistics

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its fiscal year 2014 private sector data detailing information regarding the 88,778 charges of discrimination it received. The EEOC's fiscal year (FY) ended September 30, 2014. The five percent reduction from FY 2013 was attributed in part to the government shutdown. Show More Summary

EEOC set back on criminal record check case, again

This time it’s the Fourth Circuit, upholding a trial judge, finding “pervasive errors and utterly unreliable analysis” in the expert reports submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the case of EEOC v. Freeman. I’ve...Show More Summary

"Slipshod Work, Faulty Analysis, And Statistical Sleight Of Hand" At the EEOC

Walter Olson We’ve reported earlier in this space on how the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) keeps getting slapped down by federal judges over what we called its “long-shot lawsuits and activistShow More Summary

EEOC Finds Walmart Discriminated Against Lesbian Employee Who Sought to Add Sick Wife To Health Plan

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her sick wife and has now ordered a resolution for violating her civil rights reports ABC News. In a Jan. 29...

Feds: Walmart Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple

A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered the retail giant to work with Jacqueline Cote of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who hopes...

EEOC: Sara Lee Discriminated Against Black Workers At Texas Baking Facility

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced yesterday that Sara Lee discriminated against black employees working in a Texas baking facility, by disproportionately assigning them to work in hazardous areas in the building. Those...Show More Summary

Ford Contractor Files 'Religious Discrimination' Complaint After Being Fired for Anti-Gay Remarks

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Michigan man recently employed as a contractor for the Ford Motor Company has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired because of his religious beliefs. The firing came after Thomas Banks received a...

Kmart To Pay $102K For Refusing To Hire Dialysis Patient Who Couldn’t Give Urine Sample

Kmart must pay $102,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a Maryland man who says the company reneged on a job offer when he couldn’t provide a urine sample for a drug test because of his kidney disease and dialysis. The National Law Review reports that the retailer agreed … [More]

Employers Aren't Mind-Readers and Shouldn't Be Forced to Pry Into Employees' Religious Beliefs

Ilya Shapiro and Julio Colomba The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. Along with enforcing these laws—most notably, Title VII of the Civil Rights...Show More Summary

Ruby Tuesday Sued for Discrimination—Against Men

An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney calls it "an unusual lawsuit"—because you don't often hear about the EEOC suing on behalf of men who say they've been discriminated against. But that's what's happening in Eugene, Ore., where such a lawsuit has been filed accusing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain...

Male Employees File Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Ruby Tuesday

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in Eugene, Oregon against restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday. The lawsuit accuses the Tennessee-based company of discriminating against its male employees by hiring only women for summer bartender positions at its Park City, Utah outpost. Read more...

Ruby Tuesday Sued for Gender Discrimination Against Men

We always have onion ring towers. In an unexpected turn, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Ruby Tuesday for gender discrimination because the company allegedly refused to hire male employees for a variety of plumb summer jobs in a resort town. Show More Summary

Christian Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Files Religious Discrimination Complaint Against City of Atlanta After Termination Over Book

Attorneys for Kelvin Cochran filed a complaint on his behalf with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on Wednesday, claiming the ousted Fire Chief faced religious discrimination by the City of Atlanta.

A Teacher, A Bible and An Investigation

A substitute teacher hands a Bible to an inquisitive middle school student and ends up out of a job. Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled the school was wrong to punish Walt Tutka, the Phillipsburg School District in New Jersey says it will pursue legal action – all on the taxpayer’s dime. […]

Evangelical Teacher Fired for Giving Bible to Student Supported By EEOC Ruling

A New Jersey school district broke the law when it fired a substitute teacher after he gave a curious middle school student a Bible for academic purposes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in a mid-December decision released to the public this week.

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