Strategic Enforcement Plan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) is a strategy developed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which 1) establishes priorities for the EEOC and 2) integrates the EEOC's private and... more +
The Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) is a strategy developed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission which 1) establishes priorities for the EEOC and 2) integrates the EEOC's private and public enforcement efforts. The purpose of the SEP is to focus the EEOC's resources to best address discriminatory practices in the workplace. less -
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EEOC Issues Itself a Report Card for FY2013

On December 16, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued its Performance Report for fiscal year 2013. The Report addresses the extent to which the EEOC has been able to achieve the goals it set in its 2013...more

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

EEOC Sues Dart Energy and J&R Well Services for Race/National Origin Discrimination, Retaliation

Workers Fired for Protesting Hostile Environment, Federal Agency Charged - DENVER - A Michigan-based energy company and its Wyoming subsidiary violated federal law against race and national origin harassment and...more

Look Out Business Owners: 2013 EEOC – “Strategic Enforcement Plan”

On December 17, 2012, the EEOC handed down its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013 – 2016. The following areas were identified as focus points for enforcement...more

EEOC Sues Kmart for Disability Discrimination

Hyattsville Store Rejected Applicant Who Needed a Reasonable Accommodation For His Kidney Condition, Federal Agency Charges - BALTIMORE - Kmart Corporation, a leading national retailer, violated federal law by refusing...more

Retail Industry Update, No. 3, September 2013: EEOC Loses (Again) On Criminal-Background Checks

Last year, we wrote about the EEOC’s then-new guidance on the use of criminal-background checks in hiring decisions. [“Using Conviction Records As A Screening Tool,” Retail Industry Update, June 2012]. In December 2012, the...more

EEOC And Cooper University Health Care Reach Accord on Reasonable Accommodation Issues

CAMDEN, N.J. - The U.S. Equal Employment Commission (EEOC) announced today that Cooper University Health Care has implemented policy changes that strengthen its processes for addressing reasonable accommodations for...more

EEOC Sues Kyklos Bearing International For Disability Discrimination

Company Fired Cancer Survivor Even Though She'd Been Cleared to Work, Federal Agency Charges - CLEVELAND - Kyklos Bearing International, LLC (KBI), an Ohio bearings manufacturer, violated federal law by firing an...more

Are Your Company's Policies on the EEOC's Enforcement Radar?

As part of its Strategic Plan, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for FY 2013-2016....more

J.B. Hunt Agrees to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Case Regarding Criminal Conviction Records

Transportation Company Agrees to Maintain Revised Policy Consistent With Recent EEOC Policy Guidelines; Some 14,000 Employees Affected Nationwide - LOS ANGELES - J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc., one of the largest...more

EEOC Sues Detroit Community Health Connection for Disability Discrimination

Medical Provider Refused Employee's Request for Leave Because of Arthritis And Fired Her Instead, Federal Agency Charges - DETROIT - Detroit Community Health Connection, a medical services provider serving the Detroit...more

Equal Pay Act Signed 50 Years Ago Today

Despite 50 Years of Progress, Wage Gap Between Men and Women Still Exists, Gender-based Pay Discrimination an Enforcement Priority for EEOC - WASHINGTON - In the 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the...more

A Glimpse Into the Future: The EEOC’s New Strategic Enforcement Plan

Stating that now is an “opportune moment for transformative change” that will require a strategic focus of resources and a rigorous commitment to reducing discriminatory practices in the workplace, the Equal Employment...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

EEOC Wins Jury Verdict of More than $20 Million for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Florida Travel Agency Subjected Women to Verbal and Physical Abuse and Disrespect, Manager Fired for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - TAMPA, Fla. - A federal jury has returned a unanimous verdict awarding a total...more

Dependable Health Services to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Former Administrative Assistant Fired After Experiencing Stroke-Like Symptoms, Federal Agency Said - SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio-based Dependable Health Services, Inc. (DHS), which provides contract workers to U.S....more

Lean Mean Civil Rights Machine: What to Expect from the EEOC through 2016

In an informative panel for the Ogletree Deakins Washington, D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Conference on February 21, 2013, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic...more

Commission Discusses Strategic Plan Progress

PIO, Deputy PIO and Goal Leaders Provide Overview of Performance Measure Achievements and Implementation of Fiscal Years 2012-2016 Plan - WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today held a...more

EEOC Seeks Public Input to Develop Quality Control Plan for Investigations and Conciliations

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it is inviting public input into a Quality Control Plan (QCP) under development as part of its Strategic Plan. ...more

EEOC Vote Approving Class-Based Initiatives: What Employers Need to Know

Originally published in BANKING MATTERS - WINTER 2013. After circulating a draft to the nation in September 2012, three of the four members of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) voted to adopt the EEOC’s...more

EEOC Priorities and Questions to Avoid in the Hiring Process

On December 17, 2012, the EEOC approved its strategic enforcement plan for 2013-2016. Listed first among its national priorities is eliminating barriers in recruitment and hiring. Specifically, the EEOC stated that it will...more

The Corporate Law Report: First-to-File Patents, Hiring for Cultural Fit, Roth Conversions Post-Fiscal Cliff, and Global Corporate... [Video]

Watch our latest Corporate Law Report for: - a speed round of need-to-know employment law advisories covering workplace secret recordings, the EEOC's strategic enforcement plan, the NLRB in Obama's second term, and more; -...more

EEOC’s New Strategic Enforcement Plan Highlights Emphasis on Systemic Discrimination Cases

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) adopted a new Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) setting forth its priorities and methods of enforcement for the next 4 years. ...more

EEOC Outlines Enforcement Priorities in Approved Plan

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently approved a Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) aimed at establishing national enforcement priorities and more effectively integrating enforcement responsibilities...more

EEOC Seeks Public Comment on Federal Sector Priorities

Agency's New Strategic Enforcement Plan Calls for Federal Sector Complement - WASHINGTON - The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that it is seeking public comment regarding its priorities...more

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