The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is used to getting its way since most employers would rather settle rather than face the expense and publicity risk of litigating against it. But sometimes, as I note in my new post at Cato, judges get a close look at just how weak the commission’s position is. Show More Summary
Walter Olson We keep reporting in this space about how federal courts have slapped down the long-shot lawsuits and activist legal positions advanced by the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In the...Show More Summary
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says it’s filed a lawsuit against Papa John’s Pizza, accusing the company of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after firing a worker in Utah with Down syndrome. The EEOC says...Show More Summary
Following decisions by the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal agencies that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to transgender individuals, t he U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its first two transgender discrimination lawsuits on Thursday. Read more...
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed two federal lawsuits alleging employers in Florida and Michigan broke the law when each fired a transgender woman. read more
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a pair of lawsuits on Thursday against companies in Florida and Michigan accused of discriminating against transgender employees.
Chris Geidner has the scoop at Buzzfeed: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits Thursday against two companies accused of discriminating against transgender employees, the first time the federal government has brought suit under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect transgender workers. Show More Summary
In 2006, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received nearly 5,000 complaints from new moms—a 30 percent increase from the previous decade.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The new guidance broadened the definition of pregnancy to include all aspects of the reproductive process, including contraception,...Show More Summary
Racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the federal workforce remained essentially flat from fiscal 2010 to 2011, according to data the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) planned to release Monday. The percentage of womenShow More Summary
August has witnessed a bombardment of bad news for America's most vulnerable mothers and babies. First, lawyers for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a breakdown of the pregnancy discrimination cases they handled in 2013 — and the big finding was quite distressing. Show More Summary
Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), responsible for enforcing federal laws related to workplace discrimination, issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The Commission issued the guidance...Show More Summary
An 18 year Walgreen's employee having a hypoglycemic attack ate a bag of potato chips without first paying for them or requesting permission to eat them. She was fired and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Walgreens, alleging an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) violation. Show More Summary
Post by Judy Dutton. Paternity leave is a joke: Ask most dads how long they took off after the birth of their child, and most might say a day or two, week tops. Yet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is calling for change, mandating that fathers get the same length of parental leave as mothers. Show More Summary
The Wall Street Journal took a stand against fair treatment for pregnant workers, complaining that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) new guidelines designed to fight pregnancy discrimination despite conservative Supreme...Show More Summary
Discriminating against a pregnant woman at work has been illegal since 1978, but what is and is not allowed hasn’t always been clear. To help end the confusion, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidelines to help businesses understand the law. While these are guidelines and not statutory law, employers would be wise to […]
Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's been 30 years in the making, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally gotten around to reevaluating their pregnancy guidelines, and it's great news for all the pregnant ladies out there. Show More Summary
It’s been three decades since the last time the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission adjusted its rules protecting women in the workplace who are pregnant, might get pregnant in the future or have ever been pregnant in the past. This...Show More Summary
After 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has finally improved its guidelines against pregnancy discrimination to coincide with common sense and decency. Read more...
Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.