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Media Advisory: EEOC and Justice Department to release AI and ADA resources

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division will each release new resources for employers and workers about the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and algorithmic fairness and the Americans with […]

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RCC Partners to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Subway Franchise Failed to Accommodate an Autistic Worker and Then Fired Him Because of His Disability, Federal Agency ChargesPHOENIX – RCC Partners, LLC, doing business as sandwich shop Subway 701 in Buckeye, Arizona, will pay $30,000 and furnish other relief […]

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Media Advisory: EEOC to Sign Workplace Rights Partnerships with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission will join government officials from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and other federal agencies on May 10 to establish partnerships that help people from these countries who work in the U.S. understand their […]

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151 Coffee to Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Coffee Company Fired Two Employees with Disabilities Who Requested Reasonable Accommodation, Federal Agency ChargedDALLAS – North Richland Hills, Texas-based 151 Coffee will pay $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment […]

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Florida Passes “Stop W.O.K.E. Act” – Prohibits Employers from Requiring Employees to Attend CRT-Inspired Training

On April 22, 2022, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law the “Stop W.O.K.E. Act,” which stands for “Stop Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees.” In his remarks when announcing the legislation, Governor DeSantis described the Act as “protect[ing] Florida workers […]

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EEOC Sues iTutorGroup for Age Discrimination

Tutoring Provider Programmed its Online Software to Automatically Reject More Than 200 Older Applicants, Federal Agency ChargesNEW YORK – Three integrated companies providing English-language tutoring services to students in China under the “iTutorGroup” brand name violated federal law by programming […]

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States put unemployment insurance on chopping block

State legislatures are proposing bills to pare back unemployment insurance programs as the pandemic-era labor market rebounds, continuing a trend seen in the wake of the Great Recession. Lawmakers in at least nine states have considered legislation this year to […]

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EEOC Sues International Paper for Disability Discrimination

Paper Company Refused to Hire Applicant After Learning He Took ADHD Medication, Federal Agency ChargesDALLAS – Memphis-based International Paper, Co., one of the world’s largest producers of fiber-based products such as packaging materials and fiber pulp, violated federal law by […]

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EEOC Sues Eden Foods for Sexual Harassment

Owner of Organic Foods Company Repeatedly Harassed Female Workers and Ignored Complaints About His Behavior, Federal Agency ChargesDETROIT – Eden Foods, Inc., an organic foods company headquartered in Clinton, Michigan that claims to be the premier natural foods company in […]

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EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor Hold Second Hire Initiative Roundtable to Advance Equal Opportunity

Experts Discussed Reimagining Equity for Workers with Gaps in Employment HistoryWASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) hosted today a virtual roundtable titled “Untapped Potential: […]

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