More Mach Mining: Court Denies the EEOC’s Motion for Reconsideration of Discovery Order

More Mach Mining: Court Denies the EEOC’s Motion for Reconsideration of Discovery Order

In the remand of the high profile Mach Mining litigation that was before the Supreme Court in 2015, a district court denied the EEOC’s motion for reconsideration of a discovery order pertaining to the scope of the EEOC’s investigation, and denied the EEOC’s motion to amend its complaint to add as defendants seven entities who did not receive actual notice or an opportunity to conciliate.

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The EEOC’s Defeat in Detroit: Pants, Skirts, Gender Identity, and Religion

By | Employment & Labor Insider | August 26, 2016
The EEOC’s Defeat in Detroit: Pants, Skirts, Gender Identity, and Religion

Last week, I reported that summary judgment was granted against the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its transgender discrimination lawsuit against R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, linked to the decision (but here it is again), and then said I’d be back in touch after I’d had a chance to really read it.

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The EEOC’s Final Rules On Employer Wellness Programs

The EEOC’s Final Rules On Employer Wellness Programs

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued two final rules confirming that employers can offer limited incentives (in the form of a reward or avoidance of a penalty) to encourage employees and their spouses to participate in workplace wellness programs. 

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EEOC Loses Landmark Transgender Discrimination Case

EEOC Loses Landmark Transgender Discrimination Case

In one of the first two ever transgender discrimination cases brought by the EEOC, a federal court in Michigan granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment, finding the employer met its burden in demonstrating that it is exempt under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, while the EEOC failed to suggest a less restrictive alternative in its challenge of the employer’s gender-specific dress code policy.

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