All Items: Discrimination

  • EEOC Releases National Origin Discrimination Guidance

    December 5, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, a question-and-answer publication and a small business fact sheet, which are intended to communicate the EEOC's position on legal issues.

  • 9th Circuit Rules Reservist Must Arbitrate Employment Claim

    October 24, 2016

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) does not prohibit a mandatory arbitration clause covering employment discrimination claims.

  • Job Applicants May Not Bring ADEA Disparate-Impact Claims, 11th Circuit Finds

    October 14, 2016

    In a first-of-its-kind ruling, the 11th Circuit has held that the disparate-impact provision in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) only covers discrimination against employees, not job applicants. The decision creates a split in the circuits that could lead to Supreme Court review.

  • Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging EEOC's Investigatory Power

    October 10, 2016

    The Supreme Court opened its new term by agreeing to hear a case involving the power of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to compel an employer to turn over information during an investigation.

  • Employer's Dreadlock Ban Is Not Racial Discrimination, 11th Circuit Finds

    September 28, 2016

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employer's refusal to hire an African-American job applicant because she refused to cut her dreadlocks is not illegal.

  • Massachusetts Passes Tough Pay Equity Law

    August 9, 2016

    Massachusetts has passed The Act to Establish Pay Equity - a comprehensive pay equity law that places many significant new restrictions on employers.

  • 7th Circuit Rules Title VII Does Not Prohibit Sexual Orientation Bias

    August 8, 2016

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act does not protect employees who claim sexual orientation discrimination.

  • EEO-1 Reports Are Due September 30, Changes Coming Next Year

    August 5, 2016

    The September 30, 2016, due date for employers to file their annual EEO-1 reports with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is fast approaching. Although it is business as usual this year, changes in the information required to be reported and the due date of the report are likely starting with 2017 reports.

  • EEOC Issues Religious Discrimination Prevention Resource

    July 26, 2016

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the release of a one-page fact sheet designed to communicate religious discrimination protections to younger workers. In addition, the EEOC will implement changes in the collection of demographic data from individuals who file charges with the agency.

  • Mississippi Religious Freedom Law Blocked, North Carolina Law Tweaked

    July 8, 2016

    A federal judge has blocked a controversial Mississippi law that would have allowed individuals and some public officials to deny services to members of the LGBT community. US District Judge Carlton Reeves issued a preliminary injunction blocking the law minutes before it was set to take effect. Meanwhile, the Justice Department is challenging a similar North Carolina law.

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