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How to Report Workplace Retaliation

Workplace retaliation can feel an awful lot like bullying. It is a tool used by many employers because they know it makes people afraid to assert their rights. If you’ve made a recent allegation against your employer or you reported, something that is against the law or a regulation a danger to public health or […]

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EEOC Releases Docs on Women’s Issues and Pregnant Workers’ Rights

Women’s rights in the workplace have recently gained the spotlight. At the White House United State of Women Summit on June 14, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released guidance documents addressing equal pay for women and more information on pregnancy discrimination. The purpose of the EEOC’s participation in the White House Summit was […]

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Changes to EEOC Reform Act Proposed for Federal Contractors and Private Employees

Will the EEOC Reform Act protect more employees from wage discrimination? A Senate bill was introduced in March to amend the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Reform Act. The EEOC Reform Act was first introduced in an attempt to collect pay data from employers and reduce the occurrence of wage inequalities and unlawful discrimination. In light […]

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Federal Anti-Discrimination Protections for LGBT Workers Backed by 55 Corporations

LGBT workers’ rights is one of the hottest topics in the news today. Sexual orientation and gender have become big issues for employers as large businesses, celebrities, and other people with financial and political influence are addressing the inequalities and placing pressure on lawmakers to do the same. North Carolina’s HB2, dubbed the “bathroom bill,” […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Wait to File a Charge with the EEOC

Dealing with discrimination isn’t easy. When you experience harassment or any form of discrimination in the workplace, it takes a toll on your ability to perform at your best. You shouldn’t wait to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC). But, before you decide to go to the EEOC, it’s a good […]

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Women’s Team Members File EEOC Wage-Discrimination Against U.S. Soccer Federation

Several members of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Hope Solo, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe and Becky Sauerbrunn, recently filed a wage discrimination action against the U.S. Soccer Federation. The wage discrimination allegations against the Soccer Federation were filed citing the numbers in the United States Soccer Federation’s 2015 financial report. Women’s team members […]

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First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Cases Filed by EEOC

The first wave of lawsuits against unlawful sex discrimination based on sexual orientation — a new issue currently under pressure to expand protections of the law to sexual orientation — have been filed by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s Philadelphia District Office filed a suit against Scott Medical Health Center […]

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EEOC Proposes Extensive Guidance Measures on Retaliation Issues

In response to the growing number of cases, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) proposed enforcement guidance on retaliation and related issues in the workplace. The EEOC offered the document to the public for comment and review. A copy of the proposed guidance is available for download and comment on the EEOC website until February […]

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EEOC Argues Title VII Prohibits Discrimination based on Sexual Orientation

Central Florida Sexual Orientation Discrimination Case Appeal Backed by EEOC The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed an amicus curiae or “friend of the court” brief for the appeal of a recent Central Florida sexual orientation discrimination case. The brief was submitted to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta on January 6, 2016. […]

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Recent EEOC Cases Total $164K for Victims of Age and Wage Discrimination

EEOC Cases of Age and Wage Discrimination and Retaliation in January January was a victorious month for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC). Between two age and wage discrimination cases, a total of $163,500 has been secured for victims to resolve these issues. Is it illegal for an employer not to hire you because you […]

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