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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UPS Settles Lawsuit over Its 12-Month Leave Policy for $1.7 Million

United Parcel Service (UPS) has settled for $1.7 million a lawsuit begun in 2009 over its 12-month leave policy, which on the surface sounds generous but which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The UPS policy allowed employees to take a full 12 months off […]

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Trump Nominates Janet Dhillon as Chair of EEOC

President Trump on Monday created some new beltway waves when he nominated outsider Janet Dhillon, currently an executive vice president and general counsel at Burlington Stores Inc., to be chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). If confirmed by the Senate, she would replace Victoria Lipnic, currently acting chair, who would remain as a […]

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Age Discrimination Persists, EEOC Public Meeting Concludes

Persistent age discrimination and stereotypes about older workers continue to channel older workers out of the workforce, limiting further economic growth, experts told the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) at a public meeting titled “The ADEA @ 50 – More Relevant Than Ever,” held at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. “With so many more people […]

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Trump’s Budget Proposes Merger of EEOC and OFCCP

The  budget proposal just released by the White House envisions a merger of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP),  “creating one agency to combat employment discrimination.” The EEOC, a stand-alone agency, polices American businesses for discrimination at work, while the OFCCP, a division within the Department of […]

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EEOC Publishes Its Quarterly ‘Digest of Law’

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 2) features a special article entitled “Age Discrimination: An Overview of the Law and Recent Commission Decisions.“ This comprehensive article […]

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Supreme Court Clarifies EEOC’s Subpoena Power

By a 7-to-1 vote, the Supreme Court has ruled that trial judges can review and limit the subpoena power of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The decision reverses a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which had overturned a trial judge’s decision that the EEOC was overstepping its investigative authority. The ruling […]

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OMB Mulling Reversion of EEO-1 Pay Data Rule

A petition by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to review and possibly reverse the EEO-1 pay data mandate by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which takes effect on March 31, 2018, is under consideration by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), with no certain outlook. Meanwhile, acting EEOC chair Victoria Lipnic seems mostly against […]

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Texas Roadhouse Hit with Whopping $12 Million Settlement for Age Discrimination

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had filed suit seeking relief for a class of applicants the EEOC charged had been denied front-of-the-house positions, such […]

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EEOC to Host Meeting on the ‘Future of Work’

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. The meeting, entitled “The State of the Workforce and the Future of Work,” will be open to public observation. The meeting will consist of […]

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