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EEOC Alleges Discrimination by FedEx Ground of Hearing Impaired Persons

Last month, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against FedEx Ground Package System, Inc. ("FedEx Ground") alleging that for years FedEx Ground had discriminated against deaf and hearing impaired ...
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Business Sued by EEOC for Gender Discrimination in Promotions

A company in Alabama recently was sued by the EEOC for gender discrimination. The EEOC charged that a business did not promote a female, who allegedly was equally qualified and shared the same work ...
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Age Discrimination

A large US retailer, with 10,000+ employees nationwide, settled an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC. The EEOC charged that the retailer was guilty of age discrimination when, in an effort ...
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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against NY Company Alleging Violation of GINA

A recent lawsuit filed by the EEOC in New York reminds employers that it is a violation of federal law to ask employees for genetic information. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act ...
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The ADA Protects Job Applicants with Disabilities

A company in New Jersey recently settled a lawsuit filed by the EEOC alleging a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") when the company rescinded a job offer to an ...
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Federal Law Requires Employers to Make Reasonable Accommodations for Employees' Religious Beliefs

"Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to attempt to make reasonable accommodations to sincerely held religious beliefs of employees absent undue hardship." A North ...
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Wellness Program Challenged by EEOC under the ADA

Around the country, more people are concerned about health and fitness. Employers recognize this and EEOC research shows that a majority of employers now offer some type of wellness program. While ...
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NY Company Charged with Sexual, Racial and National Origin Harassment and Retaliation

"Mistreating, insulting and punishing people simply because of their ethnicity or gender cannot be condoned or tolerated in the 21st century. The EEOC will take swift and firm action when ...
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EEOC Files Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination

Recently the EEOC filed a lawsuit against a business in Jasper, Alabama, alleging religious discrimination and retaliation. A young Muslim woman who was employed by a nursing home alleges she was not ...
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EEOC Sues Florida Business for Racial Discrimination and Retaliation

The EEOC filed a lawsuit against a Florida business alleging that the business discriminated against an employee when it terminated the employee because of his race (African American) and then ...
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Employers Responsibility to Provide a Harassment-Free Work Environment

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sexual harassment and requires employers to take prompt action to investigate and to stop the behavior after they receive complaints about alleged ...
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Retaliation Lawsuit Settles

Retaliation is commonly defined as harming someone as a revenge tactic. The EEOC states on its website that "[a]n employer may not fire, demote, harass or otherwise 'retaliate' against an ...
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America's Heroes At Work

On Memorial Day, we recognize the men and women of the Armed Forces. The Department of Labor has an online toolkit for employers who want to hire veterans.
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EEOC Files Lawsuit Alleging Violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act

A job applicant alleges that he is dyslexic. Dyslexia is generally recognized as a reading disability. The prospective employee argues that he was qualified for a job opening as a carpenter, but that ...
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Employee Alleges Retaliation When Terminated After Filing an EEOC Complaint

An employee of Turner Machine Company in Nashville alleges that he was retaliated against when he was fired after filing a discrimination charge with the EEOC. The claimant states that each morning ...
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EEOC Settles Age Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 ("ADEA") was enacted to protect people who are aged 40 and older from discrimination in hiring, compensation, and promotion due to their age. ...
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A Maryland Health Care System Violated the ADA When It Wrongfully Terminated a Disabled Employee

The employee alleged that she has Usher's syndrome, a genetic disorder characterized by varying levels of vision and hearing loss. She states that she was employed by Upper Chesapeake Health ...
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Weight Watchers Settles with EEOC in Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

It is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA"), to discriminate against applicants and employees due to a pregnancy. ...
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U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Rules for the EEOC in Age Bias Lawsuit

In another case recently brought by the EEOC against public employers alleging age discrimination, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld the District Court's ruling, affirming that ...
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Social Media As Part of Today's Workplace

Our lives are filled with social media—it touches many aspects of our lives. But how does it impact the workplace? The EEOC recently held a meeting at its headquarters to address this very ...
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EEOC Sues Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. for Disability Discrimination

On March 17, 2014, the EEOC filed a charge against Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. for alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Maxim provides healthcare services ...
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New Publications Issued By EEOC Addressing Religious Discrimination

On March 6, 2014, the EEOC issued two new publications that discuss workplace rights and responsibilities regarding religious dress and grooming under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The ...
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Remedying Gender-Based Pay Discrimination a Priority for the EEOC

It is a violation of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to engage in wage discrimination based on sex. This stance was recently reiterated by the EEOC when ...
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EEOC Settles Lawsuit with Walmart

A Walmart employee from Albuquerque filed a charge with the EEOC against Walmart alleging she was a victim of sexual discrimination. Later, two relatives of this employee were purportedly denied entry ...
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Is Workers' "Donning and Doffing" Time Compensable?

On January 27 th, Justice Scalia wrote the Supreme Court's unanimous opinion stating that the time production workers spend "donning and doffing" (e.g., changing in and out of) their ...
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