Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The United States Equal Opportunity Commission is a federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC is charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace.... more +
The United States Equal Opportunity Commission is a federal agency created by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The EEOC is charged with enforcing anti-discrimination laws in the workplace. Specifically, the Agency addresses instances where employees or applicants are discriminated against on the basis of color, race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, and/or genetic information.  less -
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Potato Packing Companies to Pay $450,000 to Settle EEOC Suit for Sex Harassment and Retaliation

At Least 13 Women at Monte Vista Plant Physically and Verbally Abused and Three Fired for Refusing to Submit or Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - DENVER - Two potato packing companies will pay $450,000 and furnish...more

Empacadoras de Papas Pagaran $450,000 Para Resolver Demanda de Discriminación por Acoso Sexual y Represalias

Por lo menos 13 Mujeres en la Planta de Monte Vista Fueron Abusadas Física y Verbalmente y Tres Despedidas Por Rechazar Avances o Quejarse, Alega la Agencia Federal - DENVER - Dos empacadoras de papas pagarán $450,000...more

Recent EEOC Settlements A Reminder That Employers Face Substantial Liability If Pre-Employment Exams Are Not Job-Related

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been very aggressive in challenging pre-employment exams. Employers utilize an array of pre-employment exams to assess an employee/applicant’s physical fitness,...more

SOCI Petroleum/Santmyer Oil Company, Inc. Sued For Sex-Based Pay Discrimination

Oil Company Paid Female Employee Less Than Male Predecessor, Federal Agency Charges - CLEVELAND - SOCI Petroleum/Santmyer Oil Company, Inc., (SOCI), a leading oil company, violated federal equal pay laws by paying a...more

Commission Federal Sector Appellate Decisions to Use Randomly Generated Names

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a change in the Commission's practices with respect to federal sector appellate decision captions. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2015, all...more

EEOC Criminal Background Check Cases Come With Big Price Tags for All Parties

One of the EEOC's top priorities has been ensuring individuals are not discriminated against based on their criminal histories. In recent years, it has filed multiple headline-grabbing lawsuits related to background checks...more

New Mexico Department of Corrections Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination and Retaliation

Older Workers Suffered Unequal Treatment and Retaliation for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico Department of Corrections (NMDOC), which operates correctional facilities throughout...more

What’s the Real Effect of OSHA’s Revamped Inspection Process, the “Enforcement Weighing System?”

On October 1, OSHA started its “Enforcement Weighing System,” which means that OSHA Compliance Officers and Area Offices will be under less pressure to complete a number of inspections and will receive credit for separate...more

EEOC Sues Coca-Cola Bottling Of Mobile for Sex Discrimination

Company Refused Job to Experienced Applicant Because of Gender, Federal Agency Charges - MOBILE, Ala. -- Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Mobile, a manufacturer, bottler and distri­butor of soft drink products violated...more

Employment Law - October 2015

FTC Offers Employers Lesson in FCRA Compliance—And Limited Exceptions - Why it matters: A California employer recently received a lesson in Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) compliance from the Federal Trade...more

EEOC Sues Physicians’ Specialty Hospital for Disability Discrimination

Hospital Refused to Accommodate Nurse With Seizure Disorder, Federal Agency Charges - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A physician-owned hospital in Fayetteville, Ark., violated federal law by failing to accommodate a nurse with a...more

Emory University Hospital Sued By EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Hospital Failed to Provide a Reasonable Accommodation to an Employee After Emergency Surgery, Federal Agency Charges - ATLANTA - Emory University Hospital, which operates in midtown Atlanta, violated federal law by...more

EEOC Launches FOIAXpress to New Automated Program for FOIA Requests

Program Will Allow Users to Electronically File, Appeal and Monitor Their Freedom of Information Act Requests - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the launch of FOIAXpress...more

EEOC Sues Safeway, Inc. For Disability Discrimination

Grocery Store, Refused to Grant Reasonable Accommodation, Fired Clerk, Federal Agency Charges - BALTIMORE -Safeway, Inc., a leading grocery store chain, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate a clerk and...more

Groundhog Day In September – Another Repeat Of The EEOC Fiscal Year-End Lawsuit Filing Frenzy

As the clock ticked down on the EEOC’s fiscal year (which ended on September 30), we are struck once again by the eerily consistent trend in the agency’s federal court filing trends. Employers around the country are seemingly...more

The Government’s Embrace of Technology

When we think of the federal government and technology, the descriptors “tech savvy,” “early adopter,” or “cutting edge” don’t come to mind. In fact, despite all of the Obama Administration’s high-tech dreams, the federal...more

Blocked: Managing Social Media at Work Under Virginia’s New Privacy Law

With social media pervading all facets of society (no less than 67 percent of Americans are regular users), businesses have long been concerned with their employees’ potentially detrimental social media activities. As these...more

EEOC to Pay One Mmmillion Dollars

In EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. et al., No. CV-11-3045-EFS (E.D. Wash.), the court determined that the EEOC had conducted a shoddy administrative investigation and lacked a factual basis to pursue its theory of...more

New 'Digest Of EEO Law' Issued By EEOC

Includes Key Federal Sector Decisions, Special Article on Religious Expression - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of...more

EEOC Sues John Q. Hammons Hotel Management for Race Harassment

Operator of Normal, Ill., Marriott Hotel Failed to Stop Repeated Racial Comments, Federal Agency Charges - PEORIA, Ill. - John Q. Hammons Hotel Management violated federal civil rights laws by failing to stop a pattern...more

Bloomfield Senior Living at Bluffton Sued for Race Discrimination

Elder Living Homes Operator Fired or Forced Resignation of Four African American Employees, Federal Agency Says - ATLANTA - Bloomfield Senior Living at Bluffton, an operator of elder living homes in Bluffton and Hilton...more

EEOC Sues Philips Lighting for Retaliating Against Employee

Lighting Manufacturer Fired Employee Because of Grandfather's Discrimination Complaint, Federal Agency Charges - KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Philips Lighting, a Dutch company that provides goods and services in the fields of...more

Sierra Academy of Aeronautics Voluntarily Settles EEOC Pregnancy Charge for $60,000

FRESNO, Calif. - An international flight institution, KS Aviation, dba Sierra Academy of Aeronautics, headquartered and operated out of Atwater, Calif., will pay $60,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination charge filed with...more

Northwest Territorial Mint Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment

Female Employees Faced Constant Sexual Harassment From Precious Metal Dealer Top Executive, Says Federal Agency - SEATTLE - Federal Way, Wash.-based precious metals dealer Northwest Territorial Mint violated federal law...more

EEOC Sues Glenwood Fire Company, Long Island Towns and Villages for Age Discrimination

No Service Credit for Older Workers, Federal Agency Charges - NEW YORK - Glenwood Hook & Ladder, Engine & Hose Company, Inc., along with several towns and villages in Long Island, are in violation of federal law because...more

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