Today Seyfarth Shaw LLP submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Insurance Association in Mach Mining v. EEOC, No. 13-1019 (S. Ct.), perhaps the most important EEOC-related case to reach the SCOTUS in years. For our loyal blog readers interested in our amicus brief, a copy is here.
OFCCP Joins EEOC in Holding That Gender Identity/Transgender Discrimination is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued a Directive on Gender Identity and Sex Discrimination (DIR 2014-02), announcing that it will follow the EEOC and investigate claims of gender identity discrimination as sex discrimination.
Some employers have the urge to immediately terminate an employee who has made an unfounded discrimination complaint.
This is a two-part post. Way back on July 16, 2012 we began discussing the EEOC’s mediation program.
The nightmare scenario for a corporate counsel is being on the receiving end of an EEOC lawsuit where the Commission sues on behalf of a class of allegedly injured individuals based on a purported discriminatory pattern or practice.
We admit that we take the EEOC to task sometimes for overreaching – but not all that often. After all, we are a management-side law firm.
On August 21, 2014, in the case EEOC v. Swissport Fueling, Inc., Case No. CV-10-02101-PHX-GMS (D. Ariz. Aug. 21, 2014) (a case we previously blogged about here), Judge G. Murray Snow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona denied the EEOC’s motion to set aside the jury’s answers regarding its rejection of an award of putative damages.
Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Wisconsin-based Orion Energy Systems, Inc., over its wellness program and its treatment of ex-employee Wendy Schobert, who was not a fan of the program.
On August 22, 2014, United States District Court Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted the National Labor Relations Board’s application to enforce three subpoenas served on UPMC in an unfair labor practice case despite the fact that the subpoenas were overly “broad and unfocused.”