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The Hypoglycemic Employee and the Law

An 18 year Walgreen's employee having a hypoglycemic attack ate a bag of potato chips without first paying for them or requesting permission to eat them. She was fired and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Walgreens, alleging an Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) violation. Show More Summary

'I Took a Year of Paternity Leave': How One Dad Fought to Care for His Kid

Post by Judy Dutton. Paternity leave is a joke: Ask most dads how long they took off after the birth of their child, and most might say a day or two, week tops. Yet the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is calling for change, mandating that fathers get the same length of parental leave as mothers. Show More Summary

WSJ Attacks Efforts To Fix Conservative Case Law That Allows Discrimination Against Pregnant Women

The Wall Street Journal took a stand against fair treatment for pregnant workers, complaining that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) new guidelines designed to fight pregnancy discrimination despite conservative Supreme...Show More Summary

Pregnant at work: How you’re protected

Discriminating against a pregnant woman at work has been illegal since 1978, but what is and is not allowed hasn’t always been clear. To help end the confusion, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidelines to help businesses understand the law. While these are guidelines and not statutory law, employers would be wise to […]

Being Pregnant at Work Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

Post by Suzee Skwiot. It's been 30 years in the making, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finally gotten around to reevaluating their pregnancy guidelines, and it's great news for all the pregnant ladies out there. Show More Summary

EEOC Updates Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers For First Time In 30 Years

It’s been three decades since the last time the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission adjusted its rules protecting women in the workplace who are pregnant, might get pregnant in the future or have ever been pregnant in the past. This...Show More Summary

New Guidelines State Treating Pregnant Employees Like Crap Is Not OK

After 30 years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has finally improved its guidelines against pregnancy discrimination to coincide with common sense and decency. Read more...

EEOC Announces Tougher Rules Protecting Pregnant Workers

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Discrimination against female workers who might get pregnant in the future, or have been pregnant in the past, is against the law, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says.

Updated guidelines give new protections for pregnant women

Photo by Geoff Manasse via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of...Show More Summary

Should the Federal Government Regulate the Spoken Language That Employees Use in the Workplace?

Employers have the right to hire people consistent with their needs and bona fide qualifications but the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is regulating rules concerning the spoken language in the workplace. The EEOC has...Show More Summary

Obama Administration Sues Wisconsin Company For Requiring All Employees To Speak English

3 weeks agoNews : Jonathan Turley

There is an interesting case out of Green Bay, Wisconsin where Wisconsin Plastics, Inc. (WPI) is being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for making English speaking a condition of employment. WPI was found by the EEOC to be in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which protects […]

Federal Gov’t Sues Wisconsin Company, Says English-Language Requirement Is 'Discrimination'

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal agency tasked with enforcing workplace discrimination laws, is suing a private American business for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees over their inability to speak English at work, claiming that the English-language requirement in a U.S. Show More Summary

Obama EEOC Sues Wisconsin Company for English Requirement

It’s an Obama world. The Obama EEOC is suing a private American company for firing a group of Hispanic and Asian employees for their inability to speak English at work. CNS News reported: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a … Continue reading ?

Employment Commission: Cabela’s Likely Discriminated Against Transgender Employee

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has ruled that the sporting goods store Cabela's likely discriminated against a transgender employee. The post Employment Commission: Cabela’s Likely Discriminated Against Transgender Employee appeared first on ThinkProgress.

LI Company Allegedly Forced Workers To Pray To Onionhead Religion, Say "I Love You" To Managers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Long Island company after several employees complained that superiors forced them to pray, thank God for having jobs, and say "I love you" to coworkers and managers. Show More Summary

New York Business Accused Of Forcing Workers Into ‘Onionhead’ Religion

The religion forced workers to thank God for their jobs and express love for each other. Three former employees complained to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal investigators confirmed that United Health Programs...Show More Summary

U.S. Chamber, House Republicans Assail EEOC

House Republicans and their business allies renewed their criticism of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, saying it overreaches in enforcing discrimination laws.

Swedish Hospital Drops Protections for LGBT Employees

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Catholic Watch: Here’s the new language Swedish (and Providence) is now using in its employment ads: “Swedish is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and recruits a diverse, high performing workforce and does not discriminate on...Show More Summary

Hawthorne Sisters' Topless Protest Exposes Sensitivities in China's Politics

On April 21st, six young women arrived at the entrance to the Guangdong University of Technology bearing signs that read, "value the worth of the female sex" and "we need equal employment opportunities". A third sign read: "put down your colored glasses", a Chinese double-entendre because the character for color can also refer to sex. Show More Summary

Remembering the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Then and Now

Stronger than all the armies is an idea whose time has come.... The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here. --Senator Everett Dirksen, minority leader in 1964, on the......

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