EEOC Updates COVID-19 Guidance with More Questions about Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 13, 20201, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated and expanded its guidance titled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws” by adding more questions that may arise under the federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) …

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Computer Technology Firm to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 7, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – an agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination to advance opportunity in the workplace – announced that multinational computer technology company Dell, Inc. would pay $75,000 and provide other relief to settle an equal …

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EEOC Sues Company for Firing Employee Who Refused to Be Fingerprinted

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 17, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a lawsuit against a company that fired an employee who refused to be fingerprinted during a background check due to his religious beliefs, according to an …

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EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance with Information on Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 28, 20201, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted updated and expanded guidance related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to address questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws and provide additional information about COVID-19 vaccinations to help employees and employers understand …

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EEOC to Host Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Conference

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 3, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that registration was open for its 24th Annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference that will be held virtually from June 15 to 17, …

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EEOC Files Lawsuit Against New York School District for Equal Pay Violation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 26, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a lawsuit that claimed a School District in New York violated federal law by paying lower wages to a female superintendent than to a male superintendent …

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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 …

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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 …

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EEOC Unveils New Webpage Explaining Systemic Discrimination Enforcement

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 8, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) unveiled a new webpage on its website – “Systemic Enforcement at the EEOC” – that explains the use of administrative and litigation tools used to identify and pursue systemic discriminatory practices, according to an EEOC press …

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EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Assistance Publication to Address Vaccinations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication that addressed questions arising under the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with new information for employers and employees about COVID-19 vaccinations, …

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