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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EEO-1 Pay Data Portal to Remain Open After Deadline

UPDATE: 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 data. The plaintiffs in the original lawsuit that reopened the collection process claim the effort is not complete until 98.25 percent submit data. The presiding judge has yet to rule. […]

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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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Pay Data Collection Closes Sept. 30, Same Day the Rule Expires

BREAKING NEWS: The EEOC will not collect Component 2 pay data after this cycle concludes on Sept. 30, it was announced on Sept. 11. To date, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reports it has received Component 2 pay data from 13.4 percent of eligible filers, who have until Sept. 30 to complete their submissions. […]

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EEOC Adds File Upload Option for Pay Data Submission

In addition to the web-based portal for the collection of pay and hours worked data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 which opened on July 15, 2019, a data file upload function and validation process is now open, as an alternative data collection method for employers who prefer to utilize data file upload capability. Information […]

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Senate Approves EEOC Nominees

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved the nomination of Sharon Fast Gustafson as general counsel and the re-nomination of Democrat Charlotte Burrows as commissioner for a second term on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Both approvals came via a process known as unanimous consent, which does not require a vote. Two days earlier, the […]

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