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Discrimination Update: Increased Penalty for Violating EEOC’s Posting Rule

Posted on August 15, 2016 in Discrimination & Harassment, Employee Rights

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a Final Rule increasing the maximum penalty for covered employers who violate the notice posting provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) or the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (“GINA”).

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Federal Contractor Employees have New Sex Discrimination Guidelines

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued its Final Rule to update sex discrimination guidelines for federal government contractors. The Final Rule became effective on August 15, 2016.

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Additional Means for Combating Harassment in the Workplace

Posted on July 25, 2016 in Discrimination & Harassment, Employee Rights

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released a report of its “Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace,” the purpose of which was to move beyond the legal arena and gain insights into preventing workplace harassment from the worlds of social science and practitioners on the ground.

Lebau & Neuworth found the report extremely interesting and insightful, and we want to share a few items with you.

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Maryland is Home of Landmark EEOC Sexual-Orientation Settlement

A Maryland-based employer will pay $202,200 and provide other equitable relief to settle an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court for the District of Maryland, alleging sex discrimination based on sexual orientation. The lawsuit was one of the first claims filed in court by the EEOC alleging that a private employer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by treating an employee differently because of his or her sexual orientation.​

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White House Acts To Protect Workers On Federal Contracts

President Obama signed an executive order last month requiring companies with government contracts to disclose all labor and employment law violations during the last three years and for U.S. agencies to consider this record when awarding government contracts. The new order is called the Fair Play and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. Read More

Pregnant & Working: Does Your Employer Have to Accommodate You?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just published new guidance that supports broad protections for pregnant women: EEOC Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, No. 915.003 (July 14, 2014). Read More

Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Claims: A Reminder

We have blogged in the past on the importance of always considering pursuing a retaliation claim with claims for employment discrimination. In addition, when being subjected to employment discrimination, one should also seriously consider complaining about the discrimination in order to obtain the protection of laws prohibiting retaliation. Read More

CVS Lawsuit: Why the EEOC Is Taking Action Against The Company's Severance Agreements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just issued a press release about its recently filed lawsuit against CVS. Just what is at stake in the CVS lawsuit? The employer’s overly broad severance agreements that try to prevent employees talking amongst themselves about discrimination: Read More

Disability Discrimination in the Workplace

Posted on February 19, 2014 in Disability Benefits, Discrimination & Harassment
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a complaint against a hospital for terminating an employee with a disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), due to disability discrimination in the workplace. Read More
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