Latest ‘Digest of Equal Employment Law’ Released

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. “The Digest of EEO Law is a great resource for the federal sector EEO community,” said Carlton Hadden, director of the Office of Federal Operations […]

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EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Rise More Than 50 Percent

Be sure to watch our exclusive YouTube video on “Workplace Harassment Investigations.” The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), fueled by awareness created by the #MeToo movement, has seen a more than 50 percent spike in sexual harassment lawsuits over fiscal year 2017, according to a report released this past week. The report, What You Should Know: […]

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States See Surge in #MeToo Complaints

Watch Personnel Concepts’ video on Workplace Harassment Investigations. Some states are seeing an upsurge in sexual harassment complaints as a result of the #MeToo movement, but federal statistics are less conclusive. The Associated Press reported recently that Massachusetts and New York City have seen so many complaints that they’re hiring additional investigative agents. The Connecticut […]

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EEOC Files Seven Nationwide Harassment Lawsuits

Watch Personnel Concepts’ video on Workplace Harassment Investigations. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed seven lawsuits against various employers charging them with harassment, and also announced a major resolution of a harassment lawsuit. This is the second time in two months that the EEOC has coordinated multi-state actions on harassment. This second tranche […]

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EEOC Targeting Physical Tests that Lead to Disparate Impact

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is controlled 2-1 by Democrats from the Obama era, is cracking down on companies that rely on pre-employment physical tests when these tests result in disparate impact, often involving female applicants. Recently, Hirschbach Motor Lines was ordered to pay $3.2 million to a group of female job applicants for […]

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EEOC Acting Chair Releases Report on Ageism in America

Victoria A. Lipnic, acting chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), issued a report today on the “State of Older Workers and Age Discrimination 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).” The ADEA was signed into law in December 1967 and took effect 50 years ago this month, in June 1968. […]

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Uptick in Harassment Complaints from #MeToo Movement Yet to Happen, EEOC Says

Watch our YouTube video on preventing harassment in the workplace. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) this week convened its Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment (details here), during which Acting EEOC Chair Victoria Lipnic confirmed that the agency has seen no uptick in sexual harassment claims since the #MeToo movement began — […]

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EEOC Panel Focuses on Preventing Workplace Harassment

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace reconvened today to hear from expert witnesses on “Transforming #MeToo Into Harassment-Free Workplaces” at a meeting open to the public. “Our co-chairs’ report on harassment laid the groundwork for the launch of a renewed effort to prevent harassment,” stated Acting EEOC Chair […]

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Republican Cabal Keeps EEOC in Democrats’ Hands

Four Republicans, led by Sen. Mike Lee of Utah, have effectively kept the Obama Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) intact by refusing to allow a vote on President Trump’s renomination of Commissioner Chai Feldblum, citing faith-based objections. Since Democrats say they won’t vote on the president’s other two nominations — Janet Dhillon and Daniel Gade […]

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Key Agency Nominations Languish in Congress

As just one reminder of how agency nominations are slogging through Congress, this past week the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee indefinitely postponed its vote on Sharon Fast Gustafson to be general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The postponement could spell trouble for her nomination due to a lack […]

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