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U.S. Women's Soccer Team Hints They May Boycott the Olympics If Wage Demands Aren't Met

After filing a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against U.S. Soccer over wage discrimination last month, the championship women’s team is considering a boycott of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this summer if their requests aren’t met. Read more...

Michigan Funeral Home Faces Court Battle for Barring Man From Dressing Like Woman

A Michigan-based funeral home is battling a lawsuit leveled by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over alleged mistreatment of a former transgender employee.

Eighth Circuit: obesity not a per se disability

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Another big courtroom defeat for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: “A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled this week that obesity is not a ‘disability’ within the meaning of the Americans with Disabilities...Show More Summary

U.S. women’s soccer players could boycott Olympics over pay dispute

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

In announcing that they had filed a wage-discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission late last month, the five members of the U.S. women’s soccer team seemed to suggest that the move was in lieu of an actual boycott. “I think that’s why we’re here taking this action and filing this complaint,” Alex Morgan […]

Anita Hill Still Wants More Women in Leadership Positions

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

With the forthcoming release of Confirmation, HBO's original movie about Anita Hill's accusations of sexual assault against then-chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Clarence Thomas, the mismanaged hearing has been back in the public eye, 25 years later. Hill herself, who is a professor of law at Brandeis University,... More »

Women Soccer Players File Lawsuit Over Wage Discrimination

Five U.S. women's soccer players, who recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, say that success on the field and at the gate have not equaled fair pay.

A Mixed Civil-Rights Bag in Congress

Just a quick update on recent civil-rights goings-on in Congress. The good: Senator Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), bless his heart, continues to harass the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, this time by requiring it to play...Show More Summary

Paying Women's Soccer Players Fairly Doesn't Even Begin To Rectify The Discrimination Problem

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Every once in a while as a writer you really put your foot in your mouth. This week five of the players from the United States women's national soccer team filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging unfair wage discrimination. Show More Summary

Equality Run Amok—Women’s Soccer Version

The New York Times reports today that five key members of the US women’s national soccer team have filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging U.S. Soccer, the private federation that oversees soccer in the United States, with wage discrimination. Show More Summary

Stars of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team File Federal Complaint Over Wage Discrimination

Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Hope Solo—the five most recognizable names from the U.S. women’s national soccer team—have filed a federal complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, requesting that U.S. Soccer be investigated over wage discrimination. Read more...

USWNT Stars File Federal Discrimination Complaint Against U.S. Soccer, Seek Equal Pay

4 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

Five prominent members of the U.S. Women’s National Team have filed a wage discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging that governing body U.S. soccer has illegally and unfairly paid women’s players less than their counterparts on the USMNT, despite the women’s team being more successful and, at the moment, more profitable. Read more...

Hope Solo, 4 other female players accuse U.S. soccer federation of wage discrimination

Five players from the World Cup-winning U.S. national team have accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination in an action filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo maintain in the EEOC filing they...

Five U.S. women’s soccer players file wage discrimination complaint

4 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Five key members of the U.S. women’s soccer team have filed a federal complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, alleging wage discrimination. In the complaint, the players cite USSF figures from last year showing that they were paid nearly four times less than men’s players despite generating much more […]

Five top female players sue U.S. Soccer over unequal pay

Five prominent members of the U.S. women’s national soccer team are filing a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination. Continue reading ? The post Five top female players sue U.S. Soccer over unequal pay appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Affirmative action hiring for the disabled

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission [EEOC]: “The proposed rule…would require federal agencies to adopt the goal of achieving a 12% representation rate for individuals with disabilities, andShow More Summary

Affirmative Action, Disability, & The Federal Government

Image from eeoc.gov The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlining the obligations of federal employers to take affirmative action with respect to individuals with disabilities. The public can submit comments on the rule...

For the First Time, EEOC Sues Over Anti-Gay Bias

For the first time ever, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed two lawsuits over sexual orientation discrimination. Both suits are brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which does not explicitly prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Rather, the suits rely on the......

EEOC’s “Position Statement Policy”

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requires that employers state their account of a dispute at an early stage. Combined with a new policy of automatic hand-over of the information to plaintiff’s lawyers, it amounts to you-go-first...Show More Summary

Two Obama administration lawsuits seek civil rights protections for sex orientation

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is pushing for civil rights protections for sexual orientation, arguing that sexual orientation comes under the umbrella of sex discrimination. The EEOC has filed lawsuits against employers...Show More Summary

EEOC Takes Action; Files Cases Claiming Sex Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination

Yesterday, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made history by filing two separate cases challenging sexual orientation discrimination as sex discrimination. “In its suit against Scott Medical Health Center, EEOC charged that a gay male employee was subjected to harassment because of his sexual orientation,” the EEOC explained. Show More Summary

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