Scott T. Silverman

Scott T. Silverman

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EEOC: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Illegal Under Title VII

The EEOC has found that workplace discrimination against lesbian, gay, and bisexual workers violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. On July 15, 2015, the EEOC reversed the dismissal of a sex discrimination...more

7/22/2015 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination DOT EEOC FAA Gender Discrimination LGBT Sexual Orientation Discrimination Title VII Wage and Hour

EEOC Encouraged to Address Social Media and “But-for” Causation in Revising Guidance on Retaliation

At a meeting of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, convened to address the explosive growth of retaliation charges last week, witnesses made a variety of recommendations, including that the agency revise its...more

6/26/2015 - But For Causation EEOC Retaliation SCOTUS Social Media

EEOC Broadens Pregnancy Discrimination Protections

On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued an updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues, and significantly widened the employee protections. The guidance...more

7/29/2014 - ADA Discrimination EEOC Employer Liability Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

EEOC Broadens Pregnancy Discrimination Protections

On July 14, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") issued an updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues, and significantly widened the employee protections. The guidance...more

7/29/2014 - ADA Disability EEOC Employee Rights Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

EEOC Alleges that Standard Severance Agreement Language Violated Title VII

Certain standard provisions contained in separation agreements commonly used by employers violate federal law, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Specifically, EEOC in a suit filed in Illinois...more

2/26/2014 - Confidentiality Agreements Covenant Not to Sue EEOC Non-Disparagement Provisions Severance Agreements Title VII

EEOC Obtains Record Relief From Companies

On Monday, December 16, 2013, the EEOC announced that it had obtained $372.1 million in relief from private companies during the 2013 fiscal year, which is a record in monetary benefits collected through enforcement...more

12/20/2013 - EEOC Enforcement Settlement Strategic Enforcement Plan

EEOC Obtained Record Monetary Recoveries During 2012

On November 16, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Performance and Accountability Report, which announced that the agency had concluded fiscal year 2012 with record high monetary...more

11/28/2012 - EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan

New EEOC Rule Is Good News For Employers

Do you ever get the idea that all developments out of Washington, DC are bad for employers? Well, at least in this instance, there is some good news for a change....more

4/2/2012 - Age Discrimination Business Necessity Disparate Impact EEOC Reasonableness Factors

EEOC Launches Small Business Task Force

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an internal task force that will focus on expanding and improving outreach and technical assistance to small businesses. The task force will seek to find...more

2/2/2012 - EEOC Small Business Task Force

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