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Civil Rights Orgs Back EEOC In Background Check Policy Suit

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 7:44 PM EDT) -- Several civil rights organizations have asked the Fifth Circuit to reinstate in Texas the enforcement of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guid... 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

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

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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

City to pay $3 million to settle police hiring discrimination lawsuit

The EEOC then referred the matter to the Justice Department. In addition to back pay, interest on lost wages and compensatory damages for the 47 applicants who were discriminated against, the lawsuit ... 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

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

American Democracy Is in Crisis

The Department of Justice has largely abandoned oversight of police departments that have a history of civil-rights abuses and has switched sides in voting-rights cases. Nearly every federal agency ha... 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

Criminal record shouldn't be a barrier to work

theU.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC), for the first time in 25 years, updated its guidance on how employers may use criminal background checks in the hiring process. The new guideline... read more

ACLU's Body Camera Bill Urges Police To Enact Uniform Data Retention Policy, Remove Officer Discretion

“To date, we know of no state government or local police department body camera policy that checks all the right boxes ... shooting an unarmed black man in the back. The ACLU was one of 34 civil right... read more

States attorneys now opposing fed’s opposition to criminal background checks for new hires

Attorneys general across the country are fighting back against new Obama administration guidelines on businesses using criminal background checks for job applicants and two federal lawsuits ... EEOC. ... read more

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