Department of Labor Launches Resources to Combat Stereotyping

Last Updated on October 13th, 2020 On September 28th, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a hotline in response to two Executive Orders. Under the direction of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), a new email address was also issued. These communication methods are to receive and investigate complaints under existing […]

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California Governor Signs Major Diversity Bills into Effect

September 30th, 2020, was the last day that California Governor Gavin Newson could sign bills passed by the state legislature. On that day, Newsom signed two diversity bills into effect addressing state racial injustice. These bills closed a busy California legislative season that saw more than 30 employment-related laws also signed by the governor. Previously […]

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Trump Issues Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

On September 23rd, 2020, the White House released Executive Order (EO) 13950. Signed the day prior, the EO (“Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping”) covers government contractors and certain grant recipients. The legislation limits diversity, inclusion, sexual harassment, and related equal employment opportunity (EEO) training that contractors provide to employees. This EO comes a little over […]

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DISH Network Settles Discrimination Charge for $1.25 Million

DISH Network LLC has agreed to conciliate a disability discrimination charge regarding its online assessment for applicants with the Equal Employment Opportunity Com­mission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. DISH Network has agreed to pay $1,250,000 to compensate the original complainant and other aggrieved applicants who claim they were denied an opportunity for employment at […]

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Anonymous Lawsuits Alleging Harassment, Discrimination on the Rise

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, more and more individuals are seeking redress anonymously, asking for court permission to file their cases with pseudonyms — John and Jane Does. According to research by Bloomberg Law, there were 52 anonymous harassment and discrimination lawsuits in 2018, up from 24 the previous year and from just […]

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Preview of Starbucks’ May 29 Racial Sensitivity Training

A preview of the May 29 curriculum for Starbucks partners | Starbucks Newsroom FROM OUR APRIL 17 POST:  After the manager at a Starbucks in Philadelphia had two black men arrested for trespassing when they asked to use the restroom without purchasing anything, the company announced it will close all 8,000 of its corporate locations […]

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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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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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