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The EEOC Phoenix District Office Challenges Releases Waiving Future Financial Liability for Discrimination Claims

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A recent settlement shows that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues, from time to time, to take the position in litigation that an employee’s private release may not waive the employee’s right to...more

EEOC Sues Restaurant Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana for Pregnancy Discrimination

Restaurant Discriminated Against and Fired Female Employee After Learning She Was Pregnant, Federal Agency Charges - SAN DIEGO - Maurizio's Trattoria Italiana, LLC, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Encinitas near San...more

Aqua Resources to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Racial Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Water Company Fired Foreman Because He Complained about Racial Slurs, Federal Agency Charged - PHILADELPHIA - Aqua Resources Inc., a Delaware-based water and wastewater service company, will pay $150,000 and provide...more

Wellness Program Uncertainty Continues

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The US District Court for the District of Columbia recently ruled to vacate the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) wellness program regulations effective January 1, 2019. In August 2017, the same court ruled that...more

Vantage Drilling Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Drilling Contractor Fired Employee Because of Heart Attack, Federal Agency Charges - HOUSTON - Vantage, a Houston-based group of interrelated energy, drilling and management companies, violated federal law by firing an...more

Silverado to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Residential Care Provider Refused to Put Pregnant Worker on Light Duty and Fired Her Instead, Federal Agency Had Charged - MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Silverado, a network of memory care, at-home care, and hospice care centers,...more

4 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2017: #3 Governmental Enforcement Litigation

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Despite the major ideological shift that occurred within American politics in 2017, government-initiated litigation continued to flourish if not increase even after with the election of the pro-business...more

Settling Discrimination Complaints in Wisconsin

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A recent decision from the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission has placed a cloud over the settlement of discrimination complaints in Wisconsin. The cloud may not be very dark, but it is a matter that needs to be...more

Montrose Memorial Hospital to Pay $400,000 To Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Longtime Workers Were Fired or Forced to Quit Due to Their Age, Federal Agency Charged - MONTROSE, Colo. -- Montrose Memorial Hospital will pay $400,000 and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit...more

Trinity Hospital to Pay $95,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Minot Hospital Failed to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Restrictions Related to Nurse's Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - Trinity Health, doing business as Trinity Hospital in Minot, ND, will pay...more

Supreme Court Refuses to Decide Whether Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation

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On December 11, 2017, the United States Supreme Court denied a petition to review a lower court ruling that held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) does not provide protection against harassment or...more

’Tis the Season to Be Mindful of Religious Accommodation Obligations

So it begins—the annual holiday marathon. But which holidays come to mind? Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus? A version of this article first appeared on Law360....more

Gavel to Gavel: EEOC sees increased retaliation allegations

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Almost half of the complaints filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission contain retaliation allegations and that number is increasing. In many instances, it is not the underlying claim of discrimination that...more

Parental Leave: Are You Up To Speed?

Parental leave policy discrepancies at a cosmetics giant highlight the need for adequate training on family and medical leave as well as other forms of potential discrimination in the workplace....more

It May Be A New World For Sexual Harassment, But Many Old Rules Still Apply

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In the weeks since allegations began to surface regarding the sexually predatory behavior of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, sexual harassment allegations (sometimes admitted and sometimes disputed) against powerful, prominent...more

That’s a Wrap! Highlights in Labor & Employment from 2017

This year has brought about many changes to the world of labor and employment law. This newsletter highlights a few of the most important developments from 2017 that will carry forward in 2018 and beyond, why they matter, and...more

Full Eleventh Circuit Declines to Revisit Meaning of Race Under Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits race discrimination in employment, but it does not define what race means. Over the past decade, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has shifted its definition of...more

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Publishes Its Annual Performance Report

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Earlier this month, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC” or “Commission”) issued its annual Performance and Accountability Report, which highlights the Commission’s enforcement activity over the...more

Tis the Season: The EEOC’s Year-End Reports Are Out Today

The EEOC’s fiscal year just ended and now it is releasing news of its successes. Although this is a look back, it gives us all insight as to what is important to the Commission and, perhaps, how we can stay off its radar....more

EEOC Dramatically Reduces Charge Inventory

Focus on New Strategies and Technology Lead to Lowest Inventory Level in 10 years - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made significant progress in managing the pending inventory of...more

EEOC Launches Online Services for Inquiries, Appointments and Discrimination Charges

New EEOC Public Portal Allows Online Interactions with the Agency - WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals...more

Harassment in the Workplace: Not a New Issue

Harvey Weinsten, Ben Afleck (bad move, Batman!), John Besh, Mark Halperin, former President George H.W. Bush: it seems like every day now there is another news story about allegations of harassment (or worse) in the...more

FY 2017 Litigation Scorecard For The EEOC – What Employers Should Know

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Seyfarth Synopsis: With the EEOC’s Fiscal Year ending on September 30, 2017, loyal blog readers know that our firm has been busy analyzing the major trends of FY 2017 on the EEOC litigation front. In this video, Jerry Maatman...more

Does Title VII Prohibit Employment Discrimination Against Gay and Transgender Persons? Jeff Sessions Says No, but the Supreme...

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

On October 4th, in a memo to all U.S. Attorneys and heads and federal agencies, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as a matter of law, does not prohibit employment...more

EEOC Sues Employer for Mandatory Bible Study Meetings

From time to time, we encounter businesses described by their owners as managed and operated under Christian principles. The owners explain that they use their personal faith to guide their business decisions, including...more

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