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EEOC set back on criminal record check case, again

This time it’s the Fourth Circuit, upholding a trial judge, finding “pervasive errors and utterly unreliable analysis” in the expert reports submitted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the case of EEOC v. Freeman. I’ve...Show More Summary

"Slipshod Work, Faulty Analysis, And Statistical Sleight Of Hand" At the EEOC

Walter Olson We’ve reported earlier in this space on how the Obama administration’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) keeps getting slapped down by federal judges over what we called its “long-shot lawsuits and activistShow More Summary

EEOC Finds Walmart Discriminated Against Lesbian Employee Who Sought to Add Sick Wife To Health Plan

2 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has found Wal-Mart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her sick wife and has now ordered a resolution for violating her civil rights reports ABC News. In a Jan. 29...

Feds: Walmart Discriminated Against Lesbian Couple

A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ordered the retail giant to work with Jacqueline Cote of New Bedford, Massachusetts, who hopes...

EEOC: Sara Lee Discriminated Against Black Workers At Texas Baking Facility

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced yesterday that Sara Lee discriminated against black employees working in a Texas baking facility, by disproportionately assigning them to work in hazardous areas in the building. Those...Show More Summary

Ford Contractor Files 'Religious Discrimination' Complaint After Being Fired for Anti-Gay Remarks

last monthLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Michigan man recently employed as a contractor for the Ford Motor Company has filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying he was fired because of his religious beliefs. The firing came after Thomas Banks received a...

Kmart To Pay $102K For Refusing To Hire Dialysis Patient Who Couldn’t Give Urine Sample

Kmart must pay $102,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of a Maryland man who says the company reneged on a job offer when he couldn’t provide a urine sample for a drug test because of his kidney disease and dialysis. The National Law Review reports that the retailer agreed … [More]

Employers Aren't Mind-Readers and Shouldn't Be Forced to Pry Into Employees' Religious Beliefs

Ilya Shapiro and Julio Colomba The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws against employment discrimination. Along with enforcing these laws—most notably, Title VII of the Civil Rights...Show More Summary

Ford Worker Files EEOC Complaint Over Firing For His Anti-Gay Email To Bosses

last monthLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via Detroit's ABC affiliate: A former Ford Motor Company contractor says he was fired because he criticized the auto company for having a policy that is pro-gay, according to a complaint filed with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Show More Summary

Ruby Tuesday Sued for Discrimination—Against Men

An Equal Employment Opportunity Commission attorney calls it "an unusual lawsuit"—because you don't often hear about the EEOC suing on behalf of men who say they've been discriminated against. But that's what's happening in Eugene, Ore., where such a lawsuit has been filed accusing the Ruby Tuesday restaurant chain...

Male Employees File Sex Discrimination Lawsuit Against Ruby Tuesday

Late last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit in Eugene, Oregon against restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday. The lawsuit accuses the Tennessee-based company of discriminating against its male employees by hiring only women for summer bartender positions at its Park City, Utah outpost. Read more...

Ruby Tuesday Sued for Gender Discrimination Against Men

We always have onion ring towers. In an unexpected turn, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Ruby Tuesday for gender discrimination because the company allegedly refused to hire male employees for a variety of plumb summer jobs in a resort town. Show More Summary

Christian Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Files Religious Discrimination Complaint Against City of Atlanta After Termination Over Book

Attorneys for Kelvin Cochran filed a complaint on his behalf with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission on Wednesday, claiming the ousted Fire Chief faced religious discrimination by the City of Atlanta.

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Casts Female Stormtrooper

A new rumor has surfaced regarding The Force Awakens and if true, It seems that the Empire has become an equal opportunity employer as word of a female stormtrooper makes its way around the internet. When we first got word that a new...Show More Summary

A Teacher, A Bible and An Investigation

A substitute teacher hands a Bible to an inquisitive middle school student and ends up out of a job. Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled the school was wrong to punish Walt Tutka, the Phillipsburg School District in New Jersey says it will pursue legal action – all on the taxpayer’s dime. […]

Evangelical Teacher Fired for Giving Bible to Student Supported By EEOC Ruling

A New Jersey school district broke the law when it fired a substitute teacher after he gave a curious middle school student a Bible for academic purposes, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled in a mid-December decision released to the public this week.

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.

The Department of Labor Secures the LGBT Federal Contractor Executive Order

Here is the notice [bold mine] that will be part of American economic life beginning in April: EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW--DISCRIMINATION IS PROHIBITED BY THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AND BY EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 11246 Title...Show More Summary

The Joy of a Great Class

I taught Equal Employment Opportunity to a great bunch of people today. The organizations represented included several city governments, a private sector firm, and an Indian tribe. One of the joys for any instructor is when you have a group which is truly alive and eager to grasp the subject. This group exceeded in all categories. They were an early Christmas present.

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.

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