Second Circuit Finds EEOC Investigation Not Subject to Review

By | Labor & Employment Law Blog | October 8, 2015

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held in the matter of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) v. Sterling Jewelers Inc. (“Sterling Jewelers”), that the District Court erred by considering the sufficiency of the EEOC’s pre-suit investigation instead of simply considering whether an investigation occurred.  

Employee Wellness Program Check-up

By | LXBN | October 6, 2015
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‘Tis the season when the trees start to turn golden and employee benefits head towards open enrollment. So as employees start cruising through benefits plans, what should they be thinking about wellness programs?

Time Warner-EEOC Settlement Provides a Cautionary Tale to Employers Who Provide Mothers More Parental Leave Than Fathers

By | Employment Matters Blog | September 29, 2015

I recently read in the NY Times that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settled a charge with Time Warner, Inc., the parent company of CNN and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. where a former employee alleged that Time Warner’s parental leave policy discriminated against him as a biological father. 

Court Rejects the EEOC’s Request for a Free Pass from Discovery in Pattern or Practice Lawsuit

Court Rejects the EEOC’s Request for a Free Pass from Discovery in Pattern or Practice Lawsuit

In an order recently issued in EEOC v J.R. Baker Farms, LLC, et al., Case No. 7:14-CV-136 (M.D. Ga. Sept. 9, 2015), Senior Judge Hugh Lawson  of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia compelled the EEOC to produce in discovery anecdotal claims information for each known “class member” in a pattern or practice lawsuit (while not a class action governed by Rule 23, allegedly injured parties for whom the EEOC sues in a pattern or practice case are often referred to as “class members,” as in this order by Judge Lawson).