EEOC Announces $6 Million Settlement in Criminal Background Check Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On November 18, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a major retail chain had agreed to pay $6 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the …

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EEOC Helps Veterans Understand Their Employment Rights Under ADA

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Veterans Day – a federal holiday observed annually on November 11 to honor the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces – is an appropriate time for veterans who have returned to the civilian workforce to understand their employment rights under the …

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Dollar General to Pay $6 Million to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Claiming Use of Criminal History Violated Title VII

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October of 2019, Dollar General agreed to pay $6 million to settle a lawsuit filed in 2013 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency enforcing laws prohibiting employment discrimination – that claimed the use of criminal history by the discount retailer …

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EEOC Reaches Agreement with Pier 1 Imports to Resolve Background Check Race Discrimination Charge

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 9, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced it had reached an agreement with international home furnishings retailer Pier 1 Imports through its conciliation process to resolve a background check race discrimination charge …

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Appeals Court Upholds Injunction Barring EEOC from Enforcing Guidance on Criminal Records in Texas

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 6, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld an injunction that barred the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – from enforcing the EEOC’s “Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records …

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Trucking Company to Pay $250,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Over Driver Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 4, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that national trucking company JBS Carriers, Inc. would pay $250,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

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