Peter Felsenfeld

Peter Felsenfeld

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

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6th Circuit: Telling Supervisor to Stop Harassing Conduct Is Protected Activity Under Title VII

A company cannot fire an employee in retaliation for complaining to supervisors about sexual harassment, the Sixth Circuit recently held in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. New Breed Logistics, No. 13-6250 (6th Cir....more

4/28/2015 - Civil Rights Act EEOC Hiring & Firing Retaliation Sexual Harassment Title VII

EEOC Ordered To Pay Attorney’s Fees and Costs After Bogus Discrimination Case

The Sixth Circuit has ordered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to pay more than $750,000 in attorney’s fees and costs for pursuing a frivolous employment discrimination case....more

10/15/2013 - Attorney's Fees Criminal Background Checks Discrimination EEOC Frivolous Lawsuits Race Discrimination

Use of Criminal Background Checks Upheld by Federal Judge

In a rebuke to the Obama Administration, a federal judge has held that an employer may use criminal history as a hiring criterion without violating a job applicant’s civil rights....more

8/27/2013 - Criminal Background Checks EEOC Hiring & Firing

It’s Just Lunch Agrees to Pay $900,000 to Settle Discrimination Suit

The dating service It’s Just Lunch USA, LLC (“It’s Just Lunch”) will pay $900,000 to settle a suit alleging that the company discriminated against men....more

7/26/2013 - Dating Services Discrimination EEOC Gender Discrimination Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Retaliation Settlement Termination

EEOC Sues Toys “R” Us On Behalf of Deaf Job Applicant

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has sued retailer Toys “R” Us for failing to provide an interpreter to assist a deaf job applicant during an interview....more

3/28/2013 - ADA Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Hiring & Firing Job Applicants Reasonable Accommodation Toys R Us

EEOC to proceed with class action disability discrimination case against UPS

In a ruling that could negatively impact employers, an Illinois federal judge has allowed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) to proceed with a class action disability discrimination case against United...more

1/18/2013 - Class Action Disability Disability Discrimination Discrimination EEOC Motion to Dismiss

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