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EEOC complaint at Brockport connected to diversity officer’s firing

The College at Brockport's Hartwell Hall. (Photo by Daniel Penfield)

An administrative assistant’s federal complaint against The College at Brockport over racial bias has become intertwined with the recent dismissal of Chief Diversity Officer Cephas Archie. The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in late October 2019, but ...

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UR’s Seligman, complainants trade barbs over EEOC filing

University of Rochester President Joel Seligman and a group of complainants have exchanged criticism following an equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC) complaint that alleged sexual misconduct by a professor in the school’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and inaction ...

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Commentary: The danger of telling an employee ‘I love you’

Of all the heartfelt gestures that can be made on Valentine’s Day — sending roses, a box of chocolates or even just a greeting card — perhaps nothing means more than simply saying “I love you.” But an employer that ...

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Commentary: High court rejects EEOC’s pregnancy bias guidance

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major rebuke to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by unanimously rejecting the EEOC’s most recent, and supposedly comprehensive, guidance on pregnancy discrimination enforcement. The rebuke was delivered in Young v. United ...

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EEOC’s focus may signal forthcoming guidance

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s recent focus on compliance and enforcement issues surrounding laws barring national origin-based job bias has some attorneys wondering if new guidance may be forthcoming. The EEOC held a meeting on Nov. 13 to address the ...

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EEOC puts new focus on severance agreements

For most employers, severance agreements are essential tools for ensuring that the end of an employment relationship does not lead to litigation. But a recent lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging that an overly broad severance agreement ...

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EEOC sues for discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Denver alleging that a large retail food company refused to accommodate and unlawfully fired a receptionist at its headquarters because she had bipolar disorder. According to the ...

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EEOC rules on federal employee complaints

A final rule modifying the complaint process for federal employees claiming discrimination has been issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The new rule allows an EEOC complaint challenging a proposal or a preliminary step to a personnel action to ...

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Employer isn’t liable for same-sex stereotyping

An employer had no liability under federal discrimination law for homophobic slurs and gestures allegedly experienced by a heterosexual employee, the 5th Circuit has ruled in vacating a $250,000 judgment. The plaintiff worked for the defendant on a construction crew. ...

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Ruling could open door to transgender gay bias claims

The recent ruling from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holding that transgendered workers can bring employment bias claims under Title VII is a “game changer” in employment discrimination law, and could lead to claims under the act based on sexual ...

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