Federal employers have reduced the time they take to process job discrimination complaints, according to a new study by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Asian-American police officers who claimed they were passed over for promotions because of their race could not recover damages under a pattern-or-practice disparate treatment theory of liability, the 2nd Circuit has ruled in reversing judgment.
A jury in an Equal Pay Act case should not have been given the “business-judgment” instruction sometimes given in Title VII discrimination cases, the 8th Circuit has ruled.
Published: March 29, 2012
Tags: Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Department of Justice, Discrimination, DOJ, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Facebook, job applicants, privacy, social media, social networking, Stored Communications Act
After recent reports that employers were requesting Facebook passwords from job applicants, state and federal legislators quickly responded with possible legislation and a request for a federal investigation into the legalities of the practice.
The slow economy and competitive labor market may be contributing to the upswing in discrimination claims by pregnant women in the workplace, employment attorneys say.
A bill that would eliminate the ability of employees to sue for compensatory or punitive damages in Wisconsin state court is headed to Gov. Scott Walker, who is expected to sign the measure.
A federal agency says the Los Angeles Fire Department will pay nearly $500,000 to settle a firefighter’s federal discrimination case.
WASHINGTON – In enacting the self-leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act, was Congress seeking to address gender discrimination in the workplace?
That was the question at the center of the debate Wednesday during oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court case Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland, which considers whether Congress abrogated states’ sovereign immunity from FMLA claims involving self-care leave.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has formed a task force to help small businesses comply with anti-discrimination laws.
It’s easy to be taken aback by Ekaterina Schoenefeld’s modesty in the wake of her success in taking on the power and authority of the state of New York, ending what amounted to a residency requirement that discriminated against out-of-state attorneys.
But the Princeton, N.J. solo seems quite content with the simple fact that she was right that the antiquated law had to go.