EEOC’s 2014 Performance and Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts to Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation

EEOC’s 2014 Performance and Accountability Report Reflects Continued Efforts to Pursue High Priority, Systemic Litigation

On November 18, 2014, the EEOC released its 2014 Performance and Accountability Report (“PAR”).  The Report is an annual scorecard of sorts for the EEOC. It reflects the progress of the EEOC’s continued efforts to follow enforcement priorities outlined in its 2012 strategic enforcement plan (“SEP”) (read more here), including its systemic litigation initiative.

NLRB and EEOC Leaders Caution Against Looking at Employment Applicants’ Social Media Activity

On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, NLRB General Counsel Richard Griffin, NLRB Board Member Harry Johnson, and EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum participated in a panel discussion that touched upon employers’ use of social media during the hiring process.  Their remarks highlighted the need for employers to be cautious about looking at potential hires’ social media profiles and posts.

Minnesota District Court Shoots Down the EEOC’s Request for Preliminary Injunction Over Wellness Program

Minnesota District Court Shoots Down the EEOC’s Request for Preliminary Injunction Over Wellness Program

On November 6, 2014, in EEOC v. Honeywell International, Inc. Case No. 14-CV-4517, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157945, (D. Minn. Nov. 6, 2014), Judge Ann Montgomery of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota denied the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) request for a preliminary injunction enjoining Honeywell International Inc. (“Honeywell”) from levying penalties against employees who refused to undergo biomedical testifying in conjunction with Honeywell’s corporate wellness program.