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The Federal Government Is Getting Involved in Hollywood’s Female-Director Problem

2 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

In May, the ACLU asked state and federal governments to investigate the hiring practices that leave women with only a minuscule fraction of directing jobs. Now the Ffderal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is taking them up on it: According to Deadline, the EEOC will start interviewing female directors next week... More »

The Feds Are Officially Investigating Hollywood's Glaring Gender Gap

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has officially launched an investigation looking into the lack of female directors working in Hollywood. The LA Times reports government officials have already requested interviewsShow 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

Feds Officially Probing Hollywood’s Lack Of Female Directors

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will begin interviewing dozens of female directors next week in an effort to see what action, if any, it should take to combat discrimination against female film and TV directors. A...Show More Summary

Man fired for farting too much?

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Louann Clem of Trenton, New Jersey, is suing her and her husband Rich's former employee, Case Pork Roll Co., claiming that he was fired for farting too much. Both the Clems complained to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), but her case was dismissed so she decided to sue while her husband's EEOC complaint is pending. Show More Summary

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 Sued for Firing HIV-Positive Employee

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the franchise in Sheridan, Ind. fired the employee after he told his boss that he is HIV-positive. read more

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

Subway Allegedly Fired a Worker for Being HIV-Positive

Not cool if true, guys. The federal government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a small-town Subway in Indiana because it allegedly fired a worker who told his superiors he was HIV-positive. According to the full wrongful-termination...Show More Summary

Subway Franchise Sued For Firing HIV-Positive Employee

An Indiana Subway franchise is being sued in federal court by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for firing an employee for being HIV-positive. Stay classy, Indiana. Read more...

Subway Faces a Lawsuit for Allegedly Firing an HIV-Positive Employee

The suit is being filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Subway has had a tough go of it lately. The sandwich mega-chain is now facing a lawsuit from a former employee who says he was fired for being HIV-positive, reports Fox 59 in Indianapolis. Show More Summary

Trucking company settles discrimination lawsuit over strength exam

Trucking company Central Refrigerated Service has agreed to settle an age and sex discrimination charge filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over a strength exam, the federal agency said Thursday.

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 [...]

L.A. call center firm to pay $600,000 in sexual harassment settlement

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

A Los Angeles-based call center company has agreed to pay $600,000 and make other changes to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation complaint filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency said Mon...

Flight attendant: my religion entitles me to avoid serving liquor

4 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

New at Politico Europe, my piece on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint by a Muslim flight attendant, covered here last week, who doesn’t want to serve alcohol (“scruples about screwpulls”) and what, if anything, it has in common with the Kim Davis case. Show More Summary

BMW to pay $1.6M, rehire workers in discrimination settlement

To settle a lawsuit with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, BMW must pay $1.6 million and hire back African American workers lost due to an allegedly discriminatory criminal background screening. Continue reading BMW toShow More Summary

Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Unfairly Suspended For Refusing To Serve Alcohol

4 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

A Muslim flight attendant has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against her employer after she was allegedly suspended for refusing to serve alcohol, according to the Huffington Post. The post Muslim Flight Attendant Says She Was Unfairly Suspended For Refusing To Serve Alcohol appeared first on Crime Feed.

Muslim Flight Attendant Says She's Suspended For Not Serving Alcohol

last monthNews : Huffington Post

A Muslim flight attendant for ExpressJet is fighting to be reinstated after she says the airline suspended her for refusing to serve alcohol. In a complaint filed last week with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Charee Stanley said the carrier had revoked a reasonable arrangement made to accommodate her religious beliefs. Show More Summary

What to do if Asked Illegal Interview Questions?

In an effort to weed out unsuitable candidates, hiring managers may inadvertently cross the line by asking you illegal interview questions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission prohibits many forms of job discrimination, but if...Show More Summary

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