Tag Archives: employment discrimination

EEOC background check suits wake-up call for employers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuits against two companies alleging unlawful and discriminatory use of criminal background checks in their hiring policies should serve as a reminder to employers to tread carefully.

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EEOC study cites ‘unconscious bias’ as problem in federal workforce

Unconscious biases and perceptions pose significant obstacles for African-Americans seeking jobs and advancement in the federal sector, according to a new report from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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‘Mixed-case’ appeals must be heard by district court


A federal employee seeking judicial review of a Merit Systems Protection Board decision dismissing an employment related “mixed-case” appeal must go to district court, not the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled.

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Supreme Court ponders who’s a ‘supervisor’ under Title VII

WASHINGTON – The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court took up the case of Vance v. Ball State University to decide when a harasser is a “supervisor” such that the employer can be held vicariously liable under Title VII.

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