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Texas Tells 5th Circ. To Nix EEOC Background Check Policy

Texas, which couched the EEOC’s guidance ... to criminal background checks to avoid disparate impact discrimination against groups protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Judge Cummings initia... read more

Nonprofit Ordered To Pay $75,000 Over ‘No Pregnancy In The Workplace’ Policy

will have to pay a former employee $75,000 for firing her after she became pregnant to settle a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The organization has had a “no pr... read more

Good News for Transgender and Ex-Offender Workers

Dietrich notes that private-sector employers aren’t the only ones that have been found to use background checks in a manner inconsistent with the Civil Rights Act. She says the EEOC ... Dietrich’s org... read more

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Eric Dreiband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Labor lawyer and former Bush official Eric Dreiband has been recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to run the Justice Department’s civil rights ... EEOC’s general counsel, he was on the other ... read more

Religious groups back Muslim woman in U.S. Supreme Court headscarf case

Various religious and civil rights organizations ... other lawsuits including one in which it agreed in 2004 to pay $40 million to several thousand minority and female plaintiffs who had accused the c... read more

EEOC files first two sexual orientation discrimination cases, including one against Baltimore workplace

The commission filed federal lawsuits in Baltimore ... counsel for the Human Rights Campaign, said the organization applauds the EEOC. "We believe it should put all employers on notice that they must ... read more

Harvey officers questioned in federal probe

City spokeswoman Sandra Alvarado confirmed federal authorities interviewed Harvey police officers ... to the Justice Department or a state civil rights organization because his agency could not file t... read more

Waiting for the Epiphany: Sexual Harassment in the Emergency Services

It’s been more than 50 years since the Civil Rights Act prohibited discrimination ... “When you look at the lawsuits I’ve got catalogued,” he adds, “those organizations all had sexual harassment polic... read more

Target Settles A Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Over Its Hiring Practices

Target routinely rejected job seekers for offenses that were irrelevant to the positions that applicants sought, the suit alleged. “Target’s background check policy was out of ... violated Title VII o... read more

Addressing Workplace Misconduct With Exec Compensation

Accusers alleging sexual harassment by a company employee may argue successfully that the company is vicariously liable for employee misconduct under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of ... a compreh... read more

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