EEOC Sues Firm for Favoring Less-qualified Hispanic Workers

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued a company for favoring less-qualified Hispanic job applicants over all other applicants of a different race or national origin in entry level positions. This violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. FRESNO – Helados La Tapatia, Inc., violated federal law when they failed to hire […]

Safie Specialty Foods to Pay $125,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) settled a lawsuit in which a temporary employee was harassed. The EEOC press release states: [The employer] subjected two female production workers, one of whom was a temporary employee, to a sexually hostile work environment. The women were targets of sexual advances […]

The EEOC Settles Six-Year-Old Lawsuit Attacking Background Check Policy 

From Lexology, Robert T. Quackenboss and Jessica Knapp Little discuss a recent settlement of claims that a retailer refused to hire candidates with criminal records without doing an individualized assessment. Robert and Jessica write: In its Complaint, the EEOC claimed that Dollar General (named in the lawsuit as DolGenCorp, LLC) improperly refused to hire job applicants who failed […]

Reliable Staffing to Pay $25,000 and Change Hiring Policy to Resolve EEOC Discrimination Finding

From JDSupra, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission reports a settlement with a staffing firm that obtained medical information before an offer was made and used the information to refuse to hire applicants. INDIANAPOLIS – Reliable Staffing, an Indianapolis staffing firm, will pay $25,000 and furnish other relief to conciliate a disability discrimination charge by the […]

Adecco to pay $49,500 in Pennsylvania discrimination suit

Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reports that Adecco USA Inc. will pay almost $50,000 to settle a disability discrimination claim. Staffing firms should review their practices for handling applicants with disabilities to ensure that they are not discriminated against. SIA writes: Adecco USA Inc. will pay $49,500 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the […]

Massachusetts Enacts Law Prohibiting Discrimination Against Transgendered Individuals 

From JDSupra, Foley Hoag LLP discusses the enactment of the law protecting transgender individuals. Last week, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity,” also known as the Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill. This law, which will go into effect in July 2012, extends the state’s equal rights provisions to transgendered […]

Massachusetts Employers: Protect Your Documents 

From JDSupra, Fisher Phillips provide excellent advice on handling confidential information. Fisher Phillips writes: An important new Supreme Judicial Court decision has paved the way for Massachusetts employees pursuing certain discrimination claims to engage in what the court has dubbed “self-help discovery.” This new variant of “discovery” would permit employees, in certain circumstances, to lawfully […]

EEOC Reminds Employers of the Importance of Targeted Screening and Individualized Assessment Processes 

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. remind employers to follow the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance and conduct individualized assessments during the background check process. On September 24, 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reaffirmed the importance of following its 2012 enforcement guidance on employer use of criminal history information—specifically the EEOC’s targeted […]