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CRST Van Expedited v. EEOC

Another unanimous loss for Obama, another trip to the dunking booth for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: my new Cato post on last week’s Supreme Court decision on the proper standard for awarding attorneys’ fees to prevailing defendants in Title VII employment discrimination cases. Show More Summary

CRST Van Expedited: Back To the Dunking Booth for the EEOC

Of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s record in court, I wrote last summer that  …it’s not easy to think of an agency to whose views federal courts nowadays give less deference than the EEOC. As I’ve noted in a series of posts,...Show More Summary

Tech is dominated by even more white dudes than the rest of the private sector

White dudes are disproportionately represented all across the United States work force, and there is even less diversity among jobs that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission labels "high tech." In a report released by the EEOC...Show More Summary

ASHG opposes revised EEOC regulations weakening genetic privacy

BETHESDA, MD - The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) opposes the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) newly revised Regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and under the Genetic Information...Show More Summary

Pilots Sue Frontier Airlines Over Breast Pumping at Work 

Earlier this week, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Colorado filed discrimination charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of four pilots for Frontier Airlines. The charges allege that four...Show More Summary

Hollywood Under Investigation For Gender Discrimination

It’s official Hollywood is under investigation for gender discrimination. According to the Associated Press, the ACLU and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs have been called to launch an investigation against Hollywood for discrimination. Show More Summary

Frontier Airlines Pilots Say They Were Prevented From Breastfeeding at Work

The ACLU has filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of four female pilots.

ACLU Commends Feds For Hollywood Gender Bias Probe

A year after it called on the U.S. government’s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate industrywide discrimination against women film and TV directors, the ACLU said today it is "encouraged by the scope of the government's...Show More Summary

EEOC expands its investigation into Hollywood gender bias

2 weeks agoEntertainment / Film : LA Times

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has begun quietly expanding its investigation into gender discrimination in Hollywood. A year after the American Civil Liberties Union first urged government agencies to investigate a pattern of gender bias in the hiring of film and TV directors,...

HRC Holds Briefing on Discrimination Against LGBT People for Congressional Leaders

Yesterday, HRC and the LGBT Equality Caucus on Capitol Hill hosted a congressional staff briefing to outline recent decisions from Federal courts and interpretations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding discrimination...Show More Summary

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

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 months 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 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

U.S. Women's Soccer Team Files Discrimination Suit

Five members of the U.S. women's national soccer team -- including stars Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan -- have filed a wage-discrimination action against the U.S. Soccer Federation with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. 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

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