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Courts rebuff EEOC again

I’ve got a new post up at Cato (“Sixth Circuit: You’re Drunk, EEOC, Go Home“) on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s spectacular loss yesterday at the Sixth Circuit in the Kaplan case. As I comment, the victory for the defendant...Show More Summary

The Obama administration — more solicitous of dreadlocks than of religion

(Paul Mirengoff) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is charged with combatting certain forms of employment discrimination. Unfortunately, it long ago became, instead, a special pleader for certain minority groups. Show More Summary

Judge rules Thai workers were exploited, physically abused on Hawaii farms

LIABLE: Motty Orian’s company, Global Horizon, has been found liable for worker abuses in EEOC case, a judge rules. By Malia Zimmerman | HONOLULU — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, citing a ruling by a Honolulu...Show More Summary

EEOC Publishes New Guidelines on Religious Garb and Grooming

Maybe it's because of all the Abercrombie & Fitch hijab cases last year, or maybe it was just the right time, but earlier this month the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued two publications regarding religious garb and grooming in the workplace, reports Mondaq. On March 6, 2014, the EEOC......

Ex-NYPD Police Diver Claims Discrimination

(NEW YORK) — A retired officer who spent seven years in the New York Police Department’s elite scuba-diving unit has filed a discrimination complaint against the department with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Oscar Smith,...Show More Summary

Bosses have all kinds of excuses for pregnancy discrimination

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

More and more women are reporting workplace pregnancy discrimination—the number of pregnancy discrimination complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rose 46 percent between 1997 and 2011. But since employers aren't allowed...Show More Summary

Guest Workplace Prof Blog Post: Feldblum on Mach Mining

We are privileged to present as a guest blogger today, Chai R. Feldblum. Chai is a Commissioner on the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), but is writing here on a recent 7th Circuit decision for herself only. Her post...

For EEOC, a Mixed Bag in 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2013 increased its focus on cases involving systemic discrimination, disability discrimination and pregnancy discrimination, but had mixed results in court and saw a dip in monetary penalties it recovered, according to a report...

Women in Federal Workforce Face More Obstacles Than Men

Despite years of gains toward equality, women in the federal workforce experience more challenges than men, according to a government report released on Thursday. The report, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, said...Show More Summary

Task Force applauds Senate confirmations

The Task Force applauds the recent confirmations by the U.S. Senate of Chai Feldblum as a member of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Rep. Mel Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Cornelia Pillard to serve as judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. “We are extremely […]

Subtle Age Discrimination: Is Your Company Engaging in It?

With aging baby boomers getting pushed out of their jobs early, age discrimination claims with the EEOC are up a staggering 38%, according to new statistical data compiled by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Last year, 22,857 people filed age-related complaints with the EEOC, compared with 16,548 in 2006.......

Del Monte Fresh Produce settles suit

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.

Muslim Employees Say DHL Fired Them for Praying

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

Going to the press with an employment dispute = “retaliation”?

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“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

Sixth Circuit upholds $750,000 fee award against EEOC

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Fortune on the EEOC’s legal war against employers

6 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

Hijab accommodation: Will Abercrombie's victory stand?

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 […]

Held Hostage, and the Need to Encourage Dissent and Debate

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

Rules Sought for Workplace Wellness Questionnaires

7 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Representative Louise M. Slaughter wants the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to issue guidelines on employee wellness questionnaires to prevent workplace discrimination.

What’s the difference between government background checks and those by the private sector?

(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

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