EEOC Releases Strategic Plan for 2018-2022

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released for public comment a draft of its Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022, the agency announced today. The draft plan can be found at Regulations.gov.  Comments must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 8, 2018. This draft plan has not been approved by the commission and […]

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EEOC Scores First Victory in Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuit

Score a victory for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its effort to get courts to side with its position that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based not only on sex but also on sexual orientation. The commission’s sexual orientation discrimination lawsuit against Scott Medical Health Center, P.C., was one […]

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EEOC Releases ‘Promising Practices’ for Preventing, Responding to Harassment

In advance of issuing revised sexual harassment guidelines — the first revision in two decades — the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued a report by its Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace detailing five principles that have generally proven effective in preventing and addressing harassment. Called ‘Promising Practices,” […]

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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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EEOC Reduces Inventory of Charges in FY 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made significant progress in managing the pending inventory of charges in fiscal year 2017, the agency reports. EEOC says its offices deployed new strategies to more efficiently prioritize charges with merit and more quickly resolve investigations once the agency had sufficient information.  Together with improvements in the agency’s digital […]

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EEOC Launches Public Portal for Online Filing

Today (Nov 1., 2017) the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched an EEOC Public Portal to provide online access to individuals inquiring about discrimination. “This secure online system makes the EEOC and an individual’s charge information available wherever and whenever it is most convenient for that individual,” said EEOC Acting Chair Victoria A. Lipnic. “It’s […]

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EEOC Lawsuits Spike in 2017

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is on a record pace in filing lawsuits, having initiated 241 so far this year, compared to 86 for all of 2016. September alone saw 69 lawsuits filed, up from 22 last year. July and August each had 20 new filings, compared to 8 in each of those months […]

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New EEO Digest Focuses on Race Discrimination in the Workplace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today 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 4) features a special article titled “Race Discrimination in the 21st Century Workplace.” The comprehensive article discusses the legal prohibitions on race discrimination in […]

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EEOC Says No New Wellness Rule Until Late 2019

While the Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia decides whether to vacate the current Wellness Rule, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says it won’t be able to issue a revised rule until October 2019, effective in 2021. In August, the court ordered the EEOC to revisit and redo the current Wellness […]

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EEOC Issues Guide on Providing Assistance Under the Rehabilitation Act

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the release of a Questions and Answers Guide to assist federal agencies to provide personal assistance services (PAS) under Section 501 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which is available on the EEOC’s website. In January 2017, the EEOC amended the regulations implementing Section 501 of the Rehabilitation […]

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