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5 Elements You Should Look for in an Effective Harassment and Discrimination Training Program

Do your employees know your policies? Are you absolutely sure they understand how they can treat – and how they cannot treat – their fellow employees? Well according to some new research, it’s more critical than ever that you...more

Using Background Checks to Check Into Your Employees' History? The EEOC and FTC May Soon Be Checking Into You Too

If you're an employer that runs background checks on employees or applicants, you need to be aware of some recent government activity about the practice. Two federal agencies — the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

EEOC Settlement Reminds Employers That GINA Prohibits Requesting Family Medical History

?While the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) has proven to be the least-litigated of the federal anti-discrimination laws, a recent settlement obtained by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

Beverage Distributors Ordered to Pay About $200K and Hire Sight-Impaired Employee in EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Jury Found Company Violated Federal Law by Shunning Legally Blind Applicant - DENVER - In a disability lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a federal court in Denver has ordered...more

EEOC's Philadelphia District Office and Mexican Consulate Sign Historic Outreach Agreement

Agreement Establishes Ongoing Collaborative Relationship Between the Two Entities - PHILADELPIA- The Philadelphia District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a Memorandum of...more

EEOC Sues Mountaire Farms for Retaliation

Poultry Processing Company Fired Employee for Complaining About National Origin Discrimination, Federal Agency Charges - RALEIGH, N.C. - Mountaire Farms, Inc., doing business as Mountaire Farms of North Carolina Corp.,...more

Maryland Federal District Court's Dismissal of EEOC v. Freeman Provides Guidance for Employers on Background Check Rules

As we’ve blogged about before, the EEOC has become more aggressive over the past few years in scrutinizing employer use of criminal background and credit checks. While federal anti-discrimination laws do not expressly...more

EEOC’s Dallas District Signs Historic Agreement with Mexican Consulate

DALLAS - The Dallas District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Consulate General of Mexico on Aug. 26 in Dallas. The agreement creates a...more

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in the United States

U.S. Supreme Court Decisions - Court Limits Definition of “Supervisor” Under Federal Anti-Discrimination Law - In Vance v. Ball State University (June 24, 2013), in a 5-4 decision, a majority of the Supreme...more

EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan

As the first quarter of 2013 has come to a close, employers have begun to notice the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) efforts at increased enforcement in line with its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP). ...more

Joe-Ryan Enterprises to Pay $15,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Company Subjected Female Employee to Sexual Harassment, Resulting in Intolerable Work Environment Forcing Her to Resign, Federal Agency Charged - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Joe-Ryan Enterprises, Inc., a trucking company located...more

EEOC Hears Testimony Concerning Employer Wellness Programs and the Need for Agency Clarification

Leslie Silverman, former EEOC Commissioner, now Co-Chair of Proskauer’s Government Regulatory and Contract Compliance Group, was part of a panel that testified before the EEOC today concerning the need for clearer guidance...more

EEOC Sues Olympia Construction

Black Employees Racially Harassed by Project Superintendent and Fired When They Complained and Sought Help From EEOC, Agency Charges - SELMA, Ala. - Olympia Construction, Inc. violated federal anti-discrimination laws...more

EDSI to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy & Disability Discrimination Suit

Company Fired Pregnant Worker & Her Husband for Reporting Discrimination - LAS VEGAS-Engineering Documentation Systems, Inc. (EDSI) agreed to pay $70,000 and to implement anti-discrimination measures to settle a ...more

EEOC Settles Disability Discharge Suit Against Scooter Store

NEW YORK - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit against The Scooter Store, a nationwide, Texas-based retailer, the agency announced today. The terms of the...more

Altec to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Company Failed to Hire Seventh-day Adventist Due to His Refusal to Work on the Sabbath, Federal Agency Alleged - ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Altec Industries, Inc., a Birmingham, Ala. based manufacturing company, will pay ...more

American Samoa Government and EEOC Settle Age Discrimination Suit

U.S. Territory Will Provide Anti-Discrimination Training & Relief, Settling the Federal Agency's First Lawsuit in American Samoa - PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today...more

Trinity Health Corporation Agrees to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit

Company Had Policy of Delaying or Denying Severance Payments to Employees Who Signed Severance Agreements and Then Filed Discrimination Charges, Agency Says - INDIANAPOLIS - Trinity Health Corporation, a national...more

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