Locked in a Freezer for Retaliation: Chipotle Must Pay

This from the National Law Review website (sounds pretty bizarre): Austin Melton, a manager at a San Jose Chipotle store who was 22 years old at the time, was forced to endure pervasive verbal and physical harassment by his female supervisor. His supervisor propositioned Melton and his then-girlfriend for sex, touched him inappropriately, and posted […]

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EEOC Pay Data of No Use, Says Federal Contractor Watchdog Agency

In a notice published today in the Federal Register, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) deems the two years of pay data being collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of no use because “it does not expect to find significant utility in the data.” The pay data collection was instituted in […]

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EEOC Joins the Joint Employer Fray

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is set to issue a rule next month defining a “joint employer” relationship, according to the federal government’s fall regulatory agenda released today. The Department of Labor (DOL) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) are already working on their own joint employer definitions. The EEOC says its upcoming rule […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Portal to Remain Open Indefinitely

UPDATE: On Oct. 29, Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered data collection to continue. On. Oct. 25, the EEOC set a final deadline for pay data collection pending court approval: Nov. 11. Previously, on Oct. 8, the EEOC sought court permission to close the pay data collection, reporting that 75.9 percent of potential filers had submitted their […]

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EEOC September Litigation Blitz Returns to Normal

After two years of an upswing in fiscal-year-closing lawsuits, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) returned to a more normal pace this September with just 52 lawsuits filed, compared to 87 in 2018 and 86 in 2017, according to Bloomberg Law. A low of 31 lawsuits was recorded in September 2016, but 2019 more resembles […]

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Walmart Socked $5.2 Million for Disability Discrimination

Late yesterday, a jury determined that Walmart hS violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the disabilities of a longtime employee, and awarded $5.2 million in damages, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, an employee, who has a developmental disability and is deaf and visually impaired, worked […]

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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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EEOC Sues Walmart for Sexual Harassment

Wal-Mart Stores East, LP (Walmart) violated federal law when it allowed a male employee at its Geneva, N.Y. Walmart Supercenter to sexually harass a female co-worker for years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed this past Friday. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, from 2014 to 2018 a Walmart employee regularly […]

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Facebook Ad Targeting Ensnares 7 Companies for Employment Discrimination

Following a decision it reached today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it is reaching out to arrange settlements with seven companies that it found used targeting in Facebook ads to discriminate against hiring women and older users. The EEOC said it found “reasonable cause” to believe that the seven violated Title VII of […]

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UPS to Pay $2.25 Million to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Charge

United Parcel Service, Inc., the world’s largest package delivery company, will pay $2.25 million and clarify its pregnancy accommodation policies to resolve a pregnancy discrimination charge that was investigated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Until 2015, when it changed its policy, UPS provided accommodations in the form […]

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