Class Action Lawsuit Claims Walmart Background Check Policy is Discriminatory

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Walmart Inc. is facing a proposed nationwide class action lawsuit that claims “the nation’s largest employer discriminates against Black and Latino job applicants through a strict background check policy that fails to consider rehabilitation and other mitigating circumstances,” according to a news report from Reuters. The complaint…

EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Statistics for Fiscal Year 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 26, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an agency advancing opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – released Enforcement and Litigation Statistics with breakdowns for the 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in Fiscal Year…

President Biden Appoints EEOC Chair and Vice Chair to Address Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January of 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a government agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting emp­loyment discrimination – announced that President Joe Biden had appointed Commissioner Charlotte A. Burrows Chair of the EEOC and Commissioner Jocelyn…

EEOC Enforcing Workplace Anti-Discrimination Laws During Coronavirus Crisis

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws – is continuing to enforce the nation’s employment non-discrimination laws while ensuring that all of their activities are consistent with public health guidelines during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to…

EEOC Sues Con Edison for Allegedly Requiring Job Applicants to Submit to Medical Exams and Provide Genetic Information

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 27, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a complaint against Consolidated Edison Inc. (Con Edison or Con Ed) that “accused the utility of improperly requiring job applicants to submit to medical examinations…