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Pregnant Pause

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The new guidance broadened the definition of pregnancy to include all aspects of the reproductive process, including contraception,...Show More Summary

Report shows federal employment diversity flat

Racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the federal workforce remained essentially flat from fiscal 2010 to 2011, according to data the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) planned to release Monday. The percentage of womenShow More Summary

How Tennessee incentivizes abortions

August has witnessed a bombardment of bad news for America's most vulnerable mothers and babies. First, lawyers for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released a breakdown of the pregnancy discrimination cases they handled in 2013 — and the big finding was quite distressing. Show More Summary

EEOC Reaffirms That Employers Can’t Pressure Employees to Have Abortions

Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), responsible for enforcing federal laws related to workplace discrimination, issued new enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination. The Commission issued the guidance...Show More Summary

Areheart & Stein on the Disability/Employability Divide

Brad Areheart (Tennessee) and Michael Stein (William & Mary) have posted a new article on SSRN: The Disability/Employability Divide: Bottlenecks to Equal Opportunity. From the abstract: Joseph Fishkin’s new book, Bottlenecks, reinvigorates the concept of equal opportunity by simultaneously engaging...

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

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

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 months 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

2 months 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

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