Lipnic Won’t Seek Third Term on EEOC

Victoria Lipnic, a Republican first appointed by President Obama, has announced that she will not seek a third term as a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after her current appointment ends on July 1. With only three members currently serving on the agency, that would render the EEOC quorum-less and unable to […]

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Retaliation Tops Charges Filed with EEOC in FY 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2019, which ended Sept. 30, 2019, are posted on the agency’s website, which also includes detailed breakdown of charges by state. The FY […]

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D.C. Circuit Court to Decide Fate of EEO-1 Pay Data Mandate

The EEO-1 Pay Data Collection saga continues and will resurface Friday before a panel of the U.S. Court Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The Obama-era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) originally ordered companies to submit pay data, broken down by sex and race, as part of their annual EEO-1 Report. (The EEO-1 […]

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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 Com¬≠mission (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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