All Items: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • Trump Tabs New Temporary Heads of NLRB and EEOC

    Date:
    January 27, 2017

    President Trump has taken steps to shift the direction of the NLRB and EEOC in naming Philip Miscimarra and Victoria Lipnic as acting chairs of these agencies. Both are Republicans who often dissented from employee-friendly rulings and regulations in recent years.

  • EEOC Workplace Discrimination Charges Increased Slightly in FY2016

    Date:
    January 25, 2017

    The 91,503 charges of workplace discrimination filed with the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in fiscal year 2016 represents an increase of 2% over fiscal 2015 but a decrease of 8% from the all-time high of 99,922 charges filed in fiscal 2010.

  • EEOC Releases Proposed Enforcement Guidance Addressing Harassment

    Date:
    January 12, 2017

    The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under federal employment discrimination laws. Employers and other stakeholders may submit comments until February 9, 2017.

  • Mandatory Flu Shot Programs Without Religious Exemptions Targeted by EEOC

    Date:
    January 6, 2017

    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employers to reasonably accommodate applicants' and employees' sincerely held religious practices, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of their business.

  • EEOC Releases National Origin Discrimination Guidance

    Date:
    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.

  • EEOC 2016 Performance Report Announces $482.1 Million in Recoveries

    Date:
    November 28, 2016

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its annual Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) for Fiscal Year 2016. More than $20 million of the $482.1 million in total recoveries resulted from settlements of systemic investigations.

  • EEOC Targets Gig Economy, Workplace Discrimination in Strategic Enforcement Plan

    Date:
    October 25, 2016

    The EEOC updated its Strategic Enforcement Plan for fiscal years 2017-2021 to prioritize issues related to the current gig economy and workplace discrimination as backlash for incidents across the nation and the globe.

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

    Date:
    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.

  • EEOC Clarifies 'Don't Tread on Me' Gadsden Flag Ruling

    Date:
    August 12, 2016

    Employers should prepare for the possibility that the Gadsden Flag, which shows the words "Don't Tread on Me" below a coiled rattlesnake, could be considered a racist symbol by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

  • EEOC Issues Religious Discrimination Prevention Resource

    Date:
    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.

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