SCOTUS to Resolve Split on LGBT Rights under Title VII

Circuit courts have split on whether gender identity and sexual orientation are protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as have the Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The commission maintains Title VII’s protections based on “sex” include gender identity and sexual orientation, while the […]

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EEOC Discrimination Filings Down from Previous Years

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns for the 76,418 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018 (down from 84,254 in FY 2017). The comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for FY 2018, which ended Sept. 30, 2018, are posted on the agency’s website, which also includes detailed breakdown […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Now Due by Sept. 30

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has told a federal judge, who previously ruled the agency must proceed with its once-suspended pay data collection, that it is extending the deadline for Component 2 (pay data) of the EEO-1 Report until Sept. 30. Component 1 (the number of employees who work for the business by job […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Still in Limbo

An Obama-era requirement that affected employers must include employee pay data on their annual EEO-1 reports, once nixed by the Trump Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and then restored by a federal judge, is now pending formal announcement by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEO-1 online reporting portal opened Monday (March 18) […]

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EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Mandate Restored by Judge

A federal district court judge has restored the pay data collection requirement established by the Obama administration and then axed by the Trump Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Judge Tanya S. Chutkan of the District of Columbia District Court ruled that the “previous approval of the revised EEO-1 form shall be in effect,” explaining […]

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EEOC Proposes Change in Complaint Processing Regulations

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a technical Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes a limited procedural change to the federal sector processing regulations. The NPRM was posted by the Federal Register for public inspection today and will be published in the Federal Register on Feb. 14, 2019.  Members of the public […]

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EEO-1 Report Due Date Extended till May 31

Due to the partial lapse in appropriations that recently ended, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has delayed the due date for EEO-1 reporting. The opening of the EEO-1 online process has been postponed until early March 2019. The deadline to submit EEO-1 data will be extended until May 31, 2019. The EEO-1 is an […]

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Government Shutdown May Force Delay in EEO-1 Reporting

Nominally due March 31 (though it was delayed in 2018), the Employer Information Report EEO-1 could face delays this year since the team responsible for the portal and the whole reporting process is on furlough while the federal government faces a partial shutdown. The EEO-1 Report is a compliance survey mandated by federal statute and […]

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Ouch! Hotel on Hook for $21.5 Million for Religious Discrimination

A jury has awarded $21.5 million* in damages and front and back pay after finding the plaintiff, a former dishwasher and housekeeper for the Conrad Hotel in Miami, suffered religious discrimination. Marie Jean Pierre, a devout member of the Soldiers of Christ Church, told her employer when she started that her religious beliefs required that […]

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EEOC Down to Two Members

The controversial renomination of Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) died at noon on Jan. 3 as one Congress exited and another commenced. So too did the nominations of Daniel Gade and Janet Dhillon, leaving the 2019 board without a quorum. (Reportedly, Gade had already withdrawn his name for consideration prior to […]

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