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EEOC issues guidance on worker criminal background checks

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued updated guidance on employers’ use of criminal background checks in making employment decisions. According to EEOC officials, the new guidance, the first since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which ...

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EEOC adds transgender to protected list

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender groups are praising the recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission decision in Macy v. Holder (appeal no. 0120120821), to extend Title VII employment discrimination protection to transgender individuals. “Applying Title VII in this manner does not ...

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Record breaking years for EEOC, SEC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission both announced a record number of enforcement actions filed for the 2011 fiscal year, ending Sept 30. The SEC announced it filed 735 cases, the most in its history, and ...

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Construction company agrees to pay $230K to settle EEOC lawsuit

A Rochester-based construction company that provides services to the U.S. Army at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland has agreed to pay $230,000 and provide other remedial relief to settle a gender-based abuse and retaliation lawsuit ...

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Does the economy impact discrimination cases?

In 2010, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reported more workplace discrimination cases than ever before. The figures aren’t surprising, given the mass layoffs and company downsizing in recent years.

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Are jobless being excluded from hiring?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Are companies saying no to jobless applicants when there are job openings? After news accounts about the practice and requests from concerned lawmakers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has jumped in ...

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Discrimination filings climb

Officials with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission have released statistics showing an all-time high of 99,922 workplace discrimination filings over the course of fiscal year 2010 — the most ever in the agency’s 40-year history.

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EEOC cases a reminder to judge age objectively

Think 76 is too old to work as a diesel mechanic? Think 60 is too old to teach English as a second language? Think again. Recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission settlements provide an important reminder to employers to judge employment candidates objectively.

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Men require equal protection, too

Whether it’s Jimmy Fallon’s male stage manager suing him because he was replaced by a woman or Michael Douglas’s character fighting for his professional life in the film “Disclosure,” more men are complaining about being victims of sexual discrimination and harassment.

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