Tag Archives: EEOC

New York City Bans the Box and Sets Strict Limits on Pre-Employment Actions by Private Employers

On June 10, 2015, the New York City Council passed the Fair Chance Act, which “bans the box” for private employers. The Act is on its way to the Mayor’s desk, where if signed, it will come into effect in … Continue reading

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Texas Federal Court Specifies That Disabled Employees Must Ask For An Accommodation

In November 2014, a Federal Court in Houston issued a significant opinion related to employees requiring an accommodation for a disability. In Sumpter v. American Bottling Company et. al., the court held that an employee seeking an accommodation must explain … Continue reading

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EEOC Resolves Disability Cases On Behalf Of Temporary Employees

According to a press release issued December 19, 2014, the EEOC resolved a disability discrimination suit involving a temporary employee working for Bank of America in Chicago.  The EEOC alleged that the bank failed to accommodate the temporary employee’s visual impairment … Continue reading

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November 2014 Recent Jury Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent jury verdicts and settlements for November 2014.

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November 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for November 2014.

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Mandatory Arbitration Agreements in Employment Applications May Not Keep You Out Of Court!

According to a press release in August 2014, the EEOC filed suit in the Southern District of Florida against Doherty Enterprises, Inc., a regional owner of more than 140 franchise restaurants, including Applebees and Panera Bread restaurants, alleging that requiring prospective … Continue reading

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Bass Pro Shops Appeals Order Permitting EEOC To Litigate For Anonymous Class Members

The Southern District of Texas certified a recent decision in a class action and pattern or practice case between the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC (known as “Bass Pro Shops”) for interlocutory appeal.  After denying … Continue reading

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October 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements for October 2014.

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September 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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August 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

A summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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Texas Suit Against EEOC Dismissed; Texas Will Appeal

U.S. District Judge Sam R. Cummings axed Texas’ suit against the EEOC on August 20, 2014, issuing an Order holding that there was no subject-matter jurisdiction for the suit.  On August 25, 2014, Texas filed a Notice of Appeal, indicating its … Continue reading

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July 2014 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Here is our monthly summary of recent EEOC verdicts and settlements.

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EEOC Provides Guidelines, Q&A and Fact Sheet Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) decided not to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a decision regarding pregnancy discrimination and on July 4, 2014, it published the following three documents: EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Consider Whether EEOC’s Mandate To Conciliate Is Really Mandatory

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court granted cert in Mach Mining LLC v. EEOC, and will consider a dispute over the EEOC’s duty to conciliate charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.  The Court will hear an … Continue reading

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EEOC to Seek Punitive Damages for Discriminatory Failure to Promote

An Indiana District Court ruled on June 4 that the EEOC can seek punitive damages for an employee denied a promotion because, per one of his supervisors, he was not “the face for this store.”  When he asked for clarification, his … Continue reading

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