Category: EEOC

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

    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

    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 Commission (EEOC). But, before you decide to go to the EEOC, it’s a good…

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  • USWNT TEAM MEMBERS FILE WAGE-DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST USSF

    USWNT TEAM MEMBERS FILE WAGE-DISCRIMINATION SUIT AGAINST USSF

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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  • EEOC Reports Securing $525M in 2015 for Victims of Discrimination

    EEOC Reports Securing $525M in 2015 for Victims of Discrimination

    EEOC Reports Record-Breaking Success following 50th Anniversary in 2015 The year 2015 was record-breaking for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC reported that it secured more than $525 million for victims of discrimination. This past year was the EEOC’s 50th Anniversary since it was established on July 2, 1965 following the implementation of…

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  • Uber Case NY Plaintiff Bids to Coordinate Cases with Multidistrict Litigation

    Uber Case NY Plaintiff Bids to Coordinate Cases with Multidistrict Litigation

    Attorney Representing Uber Plaintiff Moves for Multidistrict Litigation A New York Plaintiff’s attorney in a recent Uber case requested multidistrict litigation or coordination between dozens of cases across the states. Among the cases is a class action lawsuit in California that’s gaining all the attention and challenging the current definition of independent contractors. In a…

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  • 11 Steps to State your EEOC Case Infographic

    11 Steps to State your EEOC Case Infographic

    Workplace discrimination is against the law. When an employee’s rights are threatened in the workplace, this puts the employee in a difficult position of fighting to protect one’s rights while struggling to live through the impact of the discrimination which often means a loss of employment, the burdens of seeking new employment and stresses of…

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