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EEOC and DOL Unveil Hire Initiative to Advance Equal Opportunity at Work

Experts Discuss How Federal Agencies Can Help Remove Barriers and Open Doors in Recruitment and Hiring for Underrepresented WorkersWASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) […]

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EEOC Sues Monro, Inc. for Hostile Work Environment

Employees Subjected to Physical Abuse and Graphic Sexual Comments, Federal Agency ChargesCHICAGO – Monro, Inc., which operates Car-X Tire and Auto stores across the Midwest, violated federal law by maintaining a work environment rife with sexual harassment at multiple locations […]

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Charter Senior Living to Pay $31,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Senior Living Home Discharged Employee Even After She Passed a Physical Examination, Federal Agency AllegedDETROIT — Charter Senior Living, LLC, a family-owned business based in Naperville, Illinois that operates senior living communities primarily in the Midwest and South, will pay […]

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Dollar Tree Distribution to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Applicant Denied Job Because of Hearing Impairment, Says Federal AgencyRIDGEFIELD, Wash. — National retailer subsidiary Dollar Tree Distribution will pay $50,000 to a job applicant with a hearing impairment and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought […]

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EEOC Sues Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration for Pay Discrimination

Male District Community Liaison Paid Less Than His Female Colleagues, Federal Agency ChargesBALTIMORE — Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) violated federal law by paying a male district community liaison lower wages than his female co­workers because […]

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EEOC Announces Two Key Staff Appointments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of two career federal employees to key Senior Executive Service (SES) mana­gerial positions at the agency. The SES is a federal government personnel program in which civil […]

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Car Dealer to Pay $100,000 to Resolve EEOC Lawsuit Alleging Disability Discrimination

Hollingsworth Richards, LLC Discriminated Against a Sales Representative for Using Prescribed Medication, Federal Agency ChargesNEW ORLEANS. – Hollingsworth Richards, LLC, doing business as Honda of Covington, has agreed to pay a former sales representative $100,000 to settle a lawsuit brought […]

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Significant Equal Pay Reporting Requirements to Take Effect for Illinois Employers

Thursday, January 6, 2022Illinois employers with more than 100 employees in the state (“covered employers”) which file an EEO-1 with the federal government on an annual basis soon will be required to apply for an equal pay registration certificate (“EPRC”) […]

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Can Automakers Use the Same Defenses to Software-Related Patent Infringement Suits?

Wednesday, January 5, 2022Automakers continue to face similar challenges that software and electronics companies are familiar with, such as being targeted by non-producing entities (NPEs) as discussed in a previous post. While software and electronics companies can defend against such […]

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EEOC Adds New Section Clarifying When COVID-19 May Be a Disability, Updating Technical Assistance

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its COVID-19 technical assistance today adding a new section to clarify under what circumstances COVID-19 may be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation […]

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