Category Archive: EEOC

Nov 11

U.S. District Court Judge Sides With EEOC, Holds That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation – Lexology

U.S. District Court Judge Sides With EEOC, Holds That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based Upon Sexual Orientation Blog Employment Law Worldview Squire Patton Boggs USA November 8 2016 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees by prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, and sex. This much is …

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Aug 30

Scottsdale Car Dealership Bragged of ‘Out of Step’ Values in Reneging on Job Offer, EEOC Alleges

A north Scottsdale car dealership official bragged about its “out-of-step” cultural values after rescinding a job offer because the applicant was using a legally prescribed drug, according to a federal complaint filed last week. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges that Bell Lexus of north Scottsdale had offered a job to Fountain Hills resident Sara Thorholm …

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Aug 30

Feds, temp agency settle bias lawsuit

A temporary staffing agency has agreed to pay $435,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit alleging it favored Hispanic workers over African-Americans at a FedEx SmartPost facility in Southaven. Orlando-based Resource Employment Solutions LLC denied allegations of wrongdoing made in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2014. A consent decree outlining …

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Aug 30

Seventh Circuit Invites Supreme Court to Make Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII

Bound by its own precedent, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals again held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual orientation discrimination in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, (7th Cir. July 28, 2016). The opinion could have ended there, and perhaps it would have, if penned by …

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Aug 26

Former GE employee files lawsuit, claiming harassment for being transgender

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A former worker has filed a lawsuit against General Electric, saying he was singled out, harassed and fired for being transgender. Mykel Mickens worked at GE’s Appliance park from October 2014 to June of this year. He says when co-workers turned on him when they found out he used to be Michelle. “They treated …

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Aug 25

EEOC Advances Cause of Transgender Employee Seeking Insurance Coverage from Hospital System for Sex Transformation Surgery

Sex Transformation Surgery In a lawsuit filed in June in the Northern District of California, an operating room nurse claims that his hospital system employer, because of his sex, refused to provide insurance coverage related to his sex transformation. The plaintiff alleges that the hospital’s conduct violates both Title VII of the Civil Rights Act …

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Aug 23

Government Raising Awareness Regarding Religious Discrimination in the Workplace 

The issue of religious background has generated substantial discussion during the current election cycle. Recently, the federal government highlighted the issue of religious discrimination and accommodation in the workplace. On July 22, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced the release of a one-page fact sheet specifically designed to educate young workers of …

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Aug 22

BREAKING: Detroit-area funeral home wins in EEOC transgender case – Lexology

DMC Note: This case, was decided at the District Court Level. There are still Appellate Court Decisions that contain language contrary to this one, and the various Circuits are in conflict. What that means is this matter is not yet decided nationally, and will not be until the US Supreme Court makes a ruling on the …

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