Del Monte Fresh Produce has agreed to pay $1.2 million to Thai farmworkers to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed against its Hawaii subsidiary by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
A group of Muslim employees of the global package service DHL have filed complaints with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing the company of firing them for praying. Mohamed Maow, 27, a refugee from Somalia who worked...Show More Summary
“Did the law firm [Ropes & Gray] retaliate against John Ray III by providing information about his Equal Employment Opportunity Commission race-discrimination complaint to the Above the Law blog?” That is among the questions a federal court in Boston will consider in a trial beginning next month. Show More Summary
As mentioned yesterday, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has either had a stretch of really, really bad luck in court lately, or else it’s been caught out by a series of judges for outrageously aggressive litigation sometimes crossing over into misconduct. Show More Summary
For the fourth time in two months a judge has chastised the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its high-handed ways, reports Claire Zillman at Fortune: According to court filings, EEOC personnel arrived with subpoenas in hand,...Show More Summary
Abercrombie & Fitch has won a huge victory in one of its Muslim hijab-accommodation cases — but will the decision stand? As you know, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed two lawsuits against Abercrombie in California — both of which have now settled — but there was another one in Oklahoma, and it may be the most interesting of them all. The […]
Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post called "Burying the Lede," about the general silence of the national LGBT and trans organizations in response to the historic Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) decision protecting all trans and gender-nonconforming Americans against discrimination. Show More Summary
Representative Louise M. Slaughter wants the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to issue guidelines on employee wellness questionnaires to prevent workplace discrimination.
(Paul Mirengoff) As part of its war on standards, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing employers around the country for using the results of background checks to screen applicants for employment. The EEOC’s theory...Show More Summary
In hot water with the EEOC. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against Rosebud Restaurants group, which runs ten restaurants, claiming the company refused to hire African-Americans. According to theShow More Summary
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., No. 11-cv-03162 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2013) I’m blogging this case because it has interesting TM/branding implications. The EEOC sued A&F for firing Khan (also a plaintiff) because she wanted to wear a headscarf as part of her religious observance. Show More Summary
Lambda Legal and the Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a $50,000 settlement over an employment discrimination dispute involving an employee, Cori McCreery, who is transgender. McCreery was fired from her job at a grocery store after she announced her intent to begin the process of transitioning: According to Lambda, McCreery was initially given assurances she’d [...]
A transgender woman has reached a $50,000 settlement with her former employer in a discrimination case in South Dakota, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Monday, accelerating a trend toward equal opportunity for transgender workers. Show More Summary
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge threw out a lawsuit accusing Bloomberg LP of discriminating against dozens of pregnant employees, saying the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's mishandling of the case effectively cost the plaintiffs their da...
On August 9, U.S. District Judge Roger Titus in Maryland dismissed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit against Freeman Cos., which the agency claimed was discriminating against minority and male job applicants. The EEOC said in a September 2009 compliant...
By Scottie Thomaston Last year, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) issued a major employment discrimination ruling in favor of a transgender worker. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 bans discrimination based on sex, and the ruling held that anti-transgender discrimination is sex discrimination under that statute. The ruling was groundbreaking for [...]
The federal agency that enforces workplace discrimination laws has cancelled a second planned round of employee furloughs to meet the budget cuts required by sequestration. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has required its staff to take off five unpaid days between … Continue reading ?
According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it's illegal to refrain from hiring criminals now.
Tonight's guests: Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California Clifford Alexander, Secretary of the United States Army under President Carter and chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under President Johnson
Shakita Moore filed charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Friday, alleging a supervisor tolerated both sexual and racial harassment at the deli and that her bosses found a pretext to fire her after she intimated she considered reporting the harassment to Jason's Deli's corporate office. [ more › ]