(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
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
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...
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...
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
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 […]
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 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