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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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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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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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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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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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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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Baird Tree to Settle EEOC National Origin Wage Discrimination Lawsuit

The EEOC filed a lawsuit against a tree trimming company in Tennessee alleging violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 after the parties failed to reach a pre-litigation settlement. The ...
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Religious Discrimination Exemption Bars Employee's Title VII Claims against Catholic Facility Based on Religious Attire

Adopting a broad interpretation of the word "employment" in Title VII's exemption for religious organizations, the Fourth Circuit nullified the employee's workplace harassment, ...
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Employment Discrimination Law (Federal): Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Acts: 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983, 1985, and 1986.

In my ongoing effort to chronicle in one place (this blog) the major employment laws affecting employers in Virginia and the District of Columbia, here is an overview of the Reconstruction Era Civil ...
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