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Religious Orgs Back EEOC Bid For 8th Circ. Redo In Bias Suit

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, which outlaws religious discrimination ... for merely making the request." The EEOC sued North Memorial in 2015, alleging it took back a job offer it made to Sure-On... 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

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

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EEOC Sues Employers for Using Criminal Background Checks

In two lawsuits filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on June 11, the agency accused two large employers of using criminal background checks to illegally discriminate against black work... read more

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

Background Checks Are Racist? Gov't Steps Up Campaign

Lawsuits already are flying. EEOC ... background checks on approximately 90% of its positions. Legal analysts say the administration's new policy is based on the erroneous notion that criminal records ... 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

Does Saks Have the Legal Right to Fire a Transgender Employee?

The Saks team declares it is “well settled” that transgender people are not protected under Title VII, the portion of the Civil Rights Act that prohibits ... no problems arose during her background ch... read more

U.S. alleges nationwide shoe retailer subjected former assistant manager to racial discrimination

The EEOC alleges DSW violated Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights ... including back pay, compensatory and punitive damages for the former employee. The EEOC also seeks injunctive relief that includes ... 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

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