In November 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued new guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”). The EEOC characterizes national origin discrimination as discrimination because an individual (or his or her ancestors) is from a certain place or has the physical, cultural, or…

The “Oh By The Way” Rule and the EEOC’s Increase in Poster Fines All employers should be familiar with the required EEO Posters. A lack of familiarity and compliance could cost you. Federal law requires employers to post a notice describing the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based upon race, color, sex, national original, religion,…

EEOC Files Suit Against Employer for Violation of Pre-Employment Medical Inquiries The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit on March 22, 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri against Grisham Farm Products, Inc. (“Grisham”), for an alleged violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)…

Employment Law Newsletter Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from unlawful employment practices of an employer based on that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In recent years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has attempted to solidify its stance, that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on…

EEOC’s Proposed Revision of EEO-1 Reports to Include Pay Data On January 29, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced it planned on revising the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). This revision would include collecting pay data from employers, including federal contractors, with more than 100 employees. The EEOC states that the new…

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