Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1964 and aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Title... more +
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act is a United States federal law enacted in 1964 and aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplace on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, and religion. Title VII has been subsequently extended to discrimination on the basis of pregnancy and sexual stereotypes and to prohibit sexual harassment. Title VII applies to all employers with fifteen or more employees including private employers, state and local governments, and educational institutions.
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NEW YORK - The Founders Pavilion, Inc., a Corning, N.Y., nursing and rehabilitation...more
Since Congress’ enactment of amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 2008, making it easier to establish disability status under that law, the EEOC has directed more of its attention to claims of pregnancy...more
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LAS VEGAS-Engineering Documentation Systems, Inc. (EDSI) agreed to pay $70,000 and to implement anti-discrimination measures to settle a ...more
Developmentally Disabled Walmart Employee in Akron Store Fired for Complaining About Sexual Touching, Federal Agency Charges -
CLEVELAND - Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P. violated federal law by allowing a male employee...more
If you just received a charge of discrimination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"), you are not alone. During the EEOC's 2012 fiscal year, 99,412 charges of discrimination were filed. ...more
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BASF has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle claims that workers were forced to sign illegal last chance agreements (LCAs). The multinational chemical corporation settled a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity...more
President Barack Obama's second term will likely bring new employment protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued a “Questions and Answers” document regarding the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)...more
Over the years, Littler has provided periodic reports on significant cases, regulatory developments and other activities involving the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or “the Commission”). While such guidance is...more
Pastor v. Partnership for Children’s Rights, 10-cv-5167 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 27, 2012): In this discrimination case, the Partnership for Children’s Rights sought to dismiss the complaint on the grounds that it was not an...more
Neither Title VII of the Civil Rights Act nor the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifically prohibits discrimination against individuals who may be victims of domestic or dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking....more
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