Employment, Labor and Benefits Advisory: EEO Law and Diversity Update *


May 2007 saw major developments from the U.S. Supreme Court on pay equity and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on "family responsibilities discrimination." In addition, a global employer with multiple sites operated by different subsidiaries could not avoid liability for a national origin discrimination claim. Subtler, "second generation" discrimination is being alleged by African Americans in two separate lawsuits, one against Bank of America and one against UBS Financial Services. In the UBS case, African American brokers accuse it of racial bias because they were steered to an office known as "the diversity office," which targeted African American customers rather than being integrated into existing branch offices. Finally, it appears that the EEOC is ramping up its E-RACE and systemic case focus around the country. Included in this Mintz Levin Advisory are significant EEO Court Decisions and Resolutions, Significant EEO Lawsuits filed and Legislative and Policy Information.

*A version of this article was first published on June 5, 2007 and is available at DiversityInc.com. The content that appears here has been reproduced with permission.

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