Is Your State More Prone to Employee Discrimination Lawsuits?

Nationwide, according to a new study, American businesses face an average 10.5 percent chance of being sued by an employee for discrimination, or for retaliation for reporting discrimination. The District of Columbia leads all U.S. locations at a whopping 81 percent, but some states also present great odds, led by Nevada and Delaware at 55 […]

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Latest EEO Digest Includes Article on Disparate Treatment Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is available on the EEOC’s website. This edition (Fiscal Year 2017, Volume 3) features a special article titled “Establishing Disparate Treatment Discrimination.” The comprehensive article discusses the analysis of disparate treatment […]

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EEOC Launches Outreach on Religious Discrimination

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chair Jenny Yang and Commissioner Charlotte Burrows participated in an inter-agency briefing at the White House and then announced the release of a one-page fact sheet designed to help young workers better understand their rights and responsibilities under the federal employment anti-discrimination laws prohibiting religious discrimination. The fact sheet is available […]

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EEOC Files First Two LGBT Discrimination Lawsuits

In 2012 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its interpretation that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects sexual orientation, and now it has brought two LGBT discrimination lawsuits to test its interpretation. “While some federal courts have begun to recognize this right under Title VII, it is critical that all […]

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EEOC to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Employment Discrimination Confab

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting today, July 1, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. The meeting, entitled “EEOC at 50: Progress and Continuing Challenges in Eradicating Employment Discrimination,” will be open to public observation and commemorates the agency’s 50th anniversary on July […]

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The Friendly Skies Just Got Punctured for $1 Million for Disability Policy

In a case that garnered nationwide attention, air transportation giant United Airlines Inc. (UAL) has agreed to pay more than $1 million and implement changes to settle a federal disability lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency has announced. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged that United’s competitive transfer policy violated the Americans […]

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EEOC Files Third Transgender Lawsuit

Deluxe Financial Services Corp., a Shoreview, Minn.-based check-printing and financial services corporation, violated federal law by subjecting a transgender employee to sex discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged in a lawsuit. This is the third lawsuit filed recently by the EEOC alleging discrimination on the basis of gender identity/transitioning/transgender status. In April, […]

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OSHA Issues Guideline on Transgender Bathrooms

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has published an OSHA Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers. The publication provides guidance to employers on best practices regarding restroom access for transgender workers. The guide was developed at the request of the National Center for Transgender Equality, an OSHA Alliance partner that works collaboratively with the […]

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