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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 -

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

Employment Law 2017 Year in Review

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While the buzz and publicity on the issue has been mainly contained to the worlds of politics, media and entertainment, with recognizable names such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. all facing...more

Did You Know There Is a Supplement to the ‘EEO Is the Law’ Poster for Federal Contractors? Here’s Where to Find It

In addition to posting the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, federal contractors and subcontractors that enter into new or modified federal contracts on or after January 11, 2016, must also post the EEO is the...more

Be My Valentine! – BUT First Please Review and Sign Below

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Executive Summary: This Valentine’s Day, employers across industries were reevaluating their workplace dating and sexual harassment policies. Various surveys show that 40 percent of workers date or have dated co-workers. ...more

A Ho-Hum EEOC Strategic Plan? Maybe That's Not So Bad.

Not a lot to the EEOC's 2018-22 Strategic Enforcement Plan, but that might be good for employers. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently released its Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2018-2022. During the...more

Changes To EEO-1 Reporting For Employees At Client Sites

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As we shared previously, the portal is currently open for EEO-1 Reporting. In addition to the change in timing of reporting and other administrative items, the EEOC Joint Reporting Commission has made a change to the way...more

Memorial Healthcare Sued by EEOC For Religious Discrimination

Hospital Rescinded Job Offer Because of Applicant's Need for Religious Accommodation, Federal Agency Charges - DETROIT- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today that a...more

Nobody Doesn’t Like Terminating Sanctions for Fabrication of Text Messages: eDiscovery Case Law

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In Lee v. Trees, Inc., No. 3:15-cv-0165-AC (D. Or. Nov. 6, 2017), Oregon Magistrate Judge John V. Acosta granted the defendants’ motion for terminating sanctions where the plaintiff was found to have manufactured text...more

EEOC Announces Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced yesterday that it unanimously approved its Strategic Plan for 2018-2022. As reported by the EEOC, the Strategic Plan is the result of a collaborative effort among...more

Trump Administration Proposes Cuts To OFCCP Budget

On February 12, 2018, the Trump Administration released its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. As it did last year, the budget proposes significant cuts to the funds allocated to OFCCP....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

Signature Industrial Services Sued By EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Petro-Chemical Contractor Fired Three Brothers Because of Their Blood Disorder, Federal Agency Charges - HOUSTON - Signature Industrial Services, LLC (SIS) unlawfully fired three laborers - all of whom were brothers -...more

Updating Guidelines And Asking For Dough: EEOC’s 2018-2022 Strategic Plan & 2019 Budget Request

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Seyfarth Synopsis: This month the EEOC released its 2018-2022 strategic plan, which focuses on preventing and combating discrimination and improving the EEOC’s organizational functionality. It also released the agency’s 2019...more

EEOC Approves Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has approved its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018-2022. The Strategic Plan serves as a framework for the Commission in achieving...more

“I Need to Work from Home” — Telecommuting May Be Your ADA Reasonable Accommodation Alternative

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require you to allow telecommuting? If the employee’s job, like most jobs, involves attendance and teamwork as essential functions, the answer is likely no. However, more and...more

2017 EEO-1 Survey Portal Is Now Open for Filing

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced that its 2017 EEO-1 Survey portal is now open and accepting submissions....more

Decostar Industries to Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Company Fired Employee Over Religious Sabbath Request, Federal Agency Charged - ATLANTA - Decostar Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts based in Carrollton, Ga., will pay $38,500 and provide...more

President's FY 2019 Budget Proposal Signals Cuts to Labor and Employment Funding

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President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 indicates the administration intends to scale back the Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). ...more

EEOC: Retaliation Tops Discrimination Charges Filed In Fiscal Year 2017

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Retaliation was the most common workplace discrimination charge received by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to the agency. (The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September...more

Proposed Budget Seeks To Cut DOL Funds

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The highly anticipated proposed budget released today by the White House included expected budget cuts for the U.S. Department of Labor. While cutting funds for the DOL, the proposed budget did not resurrect the previously...more

Employment Law This Week®: NLRB Considers Case-Processing Changes, New EEOC Sexual Harassment Guidance, DOJ Memos on False Claims...

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We invite you to view Employment Law This Week® - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look at the latest trends, important court decisions, and new developments that...more

Beltway Buzz - February, 2018 #2

Déjà Vu All Over Again? It is perhaps fitting that last Friday was Groundhog Day, as this week we relived the same government funding battle that we went through just a few weeks ago. Thankfully, because the shutdown card has...more

EEOC Can’t Mess With Texas (Until Folks Have A Chance To Comment On Substantive Rule)

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The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas has enjoined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) from enforcing its guidance on background checks against Texas. The guidance, Texas argued, directly...more

Fourth Circuit Revives Equal Pay Act Claim, Imposes Tougher Summary Judgment Standard

In U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Maryland Insurance Administration, No. 16-2408 (January 5, 2018), the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the application of the summary judgment standard to a claim...more

PTO and Schedule Swaps May Not Fulfill Employer's Religious Accommodation Obligations

Title VII requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations for employees’ religious beliefs and practices. While this accommodation obligation may not be as high as that imposed for disabilities under the ADA, a recent...more

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