EEOC Says Employees in Opioid Treatment Are Protected by the ADA
August 12, 2020
On August 5, 2020, the EEOC released technical assistance documents for employees and health care providers on opioid addiction and employment.
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EEOC Looking to Increase Voluntary Resolutions
July 30, 2020
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced earlier this month that it had implemented two six-month pilot programs expanding opportunities for parties to resolve charges through mediation and increasing the effectiveness of its conciliation process.
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EEOC Delays EEO-1 Data Collection
May 11, 2020
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will delay the opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections until 2021.
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What Has the EEOC Been Up to Recently?
February 24, 2020
Little has been announced by the EEOC about new priorities or whether charge handling procedures will change. But we can put together some statistics as to the agency’s recent accomplishments.
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EEOC Charges Reach Record Low
February 20, 2020
According to information recently released by the EEOC, a total of 72,675 charges were filed during Fiscal Year 2019. This is the fewest ever since the EEOC began releasing charge statistics in 1997.
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EEOC Increases Harassment and ADA Litigation
November 1, 2019
September 30 concluded Fiscal Year 2019 for the federal government. According to our monthly and year to date analysis of EEOC lawsuits, the EEOC filed 112 lawsuits during FY 2019, down from 154 during FY 2018. Harassment lawsuits increased to 31.1% of all lawsuits filed during FY 2019, compared to 22.7% for FY 2018.
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What Does the EEOC Think About Religious Accommodations? It’s Spooky!
October 31, 2019
In its latest edition of the Digest of EEO Law, the EEOC included an article entitled, “Religious Accommodation in the Workplace: An Overview of the Law and Recent Commission Decisions.” It provides guidance to private employers on the EEOC’s overall position on religious accommodations – and (just in time for Halloween) the conclusions are a little scary!
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EEOC to Discontinue Future Pay Data Collection
September 27, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it is not seeking to renew Component 2 of the EEO-1.
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The EEOC’s Approach to Remedies for Discrimination
September 11, 2019
As I was perusing a recently-released volume of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s quarterly Digest of EEO Law, I came across an interesting article, “An Overview of Common Remedies Available in Disparate Treatment Claims of Discrimination.”
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Non-binary Employees and the EEO-1 Report
August 28, 2019
The EEOC has offered some guidance on reporting non-binary employees (those who do not identify as either male or female) on the EEO-1 Component 2 report.
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Court "Paroles" EEOC Criminal History Guidance
August 22, 2019
In the case of the State of Texas v. EEOC (5th Cir. August 6, 2019), the Court ruled that the EEOC overstepped its statutory boundaries by issuing its 2012 Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records and Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
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EEO-1 Component 2 Filing - What You Need to Know
August 1, 2019
The website for the EEO-1 Component 2 online filing system is open, complete with long-awaited sample forms, fairly straightforward instructions, and answers to frequently asked questions.
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