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

21 hours agoLGBT / 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

yesterdayLGBT / 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.

Reverend’s Reviews: Girl (& Bird) Power

Whereas women still don’t receive equal treatment in some parts of the US when it comes to employment opportunities, pay (when compared with men who have had similar education and experience) and/or access to healthcare, things certainly have improved over the last 50 years. Show More Summary

LGBT Allies Confirmed to EEOC

Two candidates with long histories of supporting the LGBT community were confirmed to the powerful Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with a Senate vote today. read more

The Gender Employment Gap Is Alive and Well, Thank You

In a country that seems almost embarrassingly desperate to prove that it is making headway in regards to women's wage equality and employment opportunities, there is nothing particularly incendiary or groundbreaking in the statement that this is not the case. Show More Summary

EEOC Champion of Vulnerable Workers Deserves Reconfirmation

P. David Lopez has served as the general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since 2010, running the litigation program that enforces the nation's employment discrimination laws. Along with several other more high profile Obama administration appointees, General Counsel Lopez faces a confirmation before the U.S. Show More Summary

U.S. CEOs threaten to 'turn up the noise' over Obamacare workplace wellness lawsuits

Calling recent lawsuits filed by the Obama administration's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission a "major issue," a group of U.S. chief executives representing more than 200 corporations are threatening to pull their support for Obamacare, Reuters reports. Show More Summary

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