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Lawsuit: Walmart Continues to Discriminate Against Pregnant Workers

A new charge filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accuses the retailer of failing to accommodate pregnant workers with temporary disabilities. Image: ValeStock / Shutterstock.com The post Lawsuit: Walmart Continues to Discriminate Against Pregnant Workers appeared first on RH Reality Check.

EEOC Has Become the Problem, Not the Solution

And there's no better example of today's distortions of what government is supposed to be about than the EEOC – The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

LGBT Allies Confirmed to EEOC

Two candidates with long histories of supporting the LGBT community were confirmed to the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a Senate vote today. read more

EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

P. David Lopez has served as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010, running the litigation program that enforces the nation's employment discrimination laws. Along with several other more high profile Obama administration appointees, General Counsel Lopez faces a confirmation before the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. CEOs threaten to 'turn up the noise' over Obamacare workplace wellness lawsuits

Calling recent lawsuits filed by the Obama administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a "major issue," a group of U.S. chief executives representing more than 200 corporations are threatening to pull their support for Obamacare, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

Jury Orders AutoZone To Pay Former Employee $185M For Pregnancy Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Pregnancy Discrimination Act forbids companies from discriminating against employees based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment including hiring, firing, promotions and demotions. Show More Summary

Why isn’t the government protecting employees from discrimination?

Ed. note: This post was originally published on the Community site. Women and minorities who face workplace discrimination or harassment ordinarily receive vital legal services from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)....Show More Summary

Judge: Honeywell Can Require Worker Health Tests

A federal judge on Monday said Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But U.S. DistrictShow More Summary

Are You Smarter Than a Walmart HR Manager?

Walmart just entered into a Consent Decree with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which includes a $72,500 payout to Laura Jones, additional training for store employees, and posting a sign regarding disability accommodation. Why? Because Walmart answered a very basic question wrong. Let’s see if you’re smarter than a Walmart HR manager: You make […]

EEOC Sues Another Company Over 'Voluntary' Wellness Program

There's a thin line between incentivizing and penalizing, and though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has yet to say it, it seems to be targeting companies that are employing the latter as a motivating tactic to get employees to participate in wellness programs. Today's defendant? Honeywell International Inc., the largest......

Jury finds unlawful bias against one-armed security guard

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“MIAMI – In a verdict in favor of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a jury has found that a licensed security guard with only one arm was unlawfully discriminated against based on his limb loss when his employer removed...Show More Summary

Excessive zeal for bus passengers’ safety discouraged

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has extracted an $85,000 settlement and other relief from Atchison Transportation Services, Inc., of South Carolina on charges that one of its managers terminated two motorcoach drivers who were 75 and 76 years old respectively. Show More Summary

Veiled Women Need Not Apply

Noah Feldman analyzes a veiling case that has made it to the US Supreme Court: The case, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie & Fitch, started in 2008 when 17-year-old Samantha Elauf applied for a job at the Abercrombie Kids store in the Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At Abercrombie, salespeople are called “models,” […]

Three more courtroom defeats for EEOC

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

The EEOC Loses (And Loses. And Loses.) In Federal Court Again

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

EEOC Lawsuit Accuses Papa John’s Pizza Of Firing Worker With Down Syndrome

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

US Government Files First Transgender Employment Discrimination Suits

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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...

Federal Agency Files Landmark Lawsuits Against Transgender Discrimination

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

Lawsuits by EEOC target companies for transgender discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a pair of lawsuits on Thursday against companies in Florida and Michigan accused of discriminating against transgender employees. 

Feds Sue Over Anti-Trans Discrimination

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

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

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