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Oct 15, 2014

Wellness programs too onerous, EEOC says

Some companies have come under fire for implementing employee wellness programs that may be too burdensome, according to an article in the American Bar Association Journal.

Oct 10, 2014

EEOC sues FedEx for not accommodating deaf workers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging that FedEx discriminated against deaf and partially deaf workers and job applicants for years.

Sep 16, 2014

Pregnancy bias claims decline

The number of pregnancy discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maryland fell 24.7 percent from fiscal 2010 to 2013, more than double the national rate of decline over that period.

Sep 15, 2014

McCormick & Schmick’s settles race discrimination suit for $1.3M

The owners of McCormick & Schmick’s and M&S Grill have agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle a long-running race discrimination suit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2008.

Jun 30, 2014

Court to weigh EEOC duty to try settlement

The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a dispute over the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s duty to try to settle charges of job discrimination before filing lawsuits against employers.

Mar 17, 2014

EEOC warns firms on religious bias

Businesses beware: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sent a strong warning that it will not tolerate discrimination against workers or job applicants based on their religious clothing or grooming.

Oct 7, 2013

High court ADEA case could end up a bust

The Supreme Court chose to kick off its new term by hearing a case that considers whether the Age Discrimination in Employment Act trumps constitutional age discrimination claims brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Aug 15, 2013

Editorial: Getting to heart of flawed criminal justice system

A federal judge’s ruling last week that upheld the ubiquitous and evenhanded practice of criminal background checks before employment signals that some measure of common sense still has a place in the nation’s courts.

Aug 9, 2013

Federal judge OK’s hiring-checks

A federal judge in Greenbelt dealt a stinging blow Friday to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s attempt to cast the use of pre-employment background checks as a discriminatory hiring practice.

Jun 18, 2013

Two suits by EEOC follow guidance on vetting applicants

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.

May 1, 2013

Jury awards abused turkey plant workers $240M

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For decades, the lives of 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers were controlled by their Texas-based employer, which profited handsomely by hiring them out. Regardless of sickness or injury, they were driven from the dilapidated, bug-infested bunkhouse where they were housed to their 41-cents-an-hour jobs removing the slaughtered birds’ […]

Apr 28, 2013

Severn man suing Navy for $500K-plus for discrimination

A 58-year-old Severn man who claims that the Navy “continuously … discriminated against and reprised against” him because he complained about age, race and gender discrimination, is suing the military for more than $500,000.

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