EEOC Educates Students about Discrimination and Harassment

/cdklawyers.com// 09/29/2012 Unfortunately, young workers make easy targets for sexual harassment and other forms of employment discrimination. A young worker is new to the working world and may not understand the laws that protect her. She may not know how to respond to inappropriate conduct, and she may have no idea how to get her […]

EEOC Launches Small Business Task Force to Focus on Improving Outreach to Small Businesses

/cdklawyers.com// 02/25/2012 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, recently announced that it has launched an internal task force that will focus on expanding and improving its outreach efforts and technical assistance to small businesses. The task force will strive to find ways in which […]

EEOC Ends Fiscal Year on a High Note

/cdklawyers.com// 12/03/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the nation’s anti-discrimination laws, issued a press release following the close of its fiscal year 2011. According to the press release, the EEOC finished its fiscal year with a ten percent decrease in its pending charge inventory. This decrease is the first […]

EEOC Files Age Discrimination Lawsuit Against Texas Roadhouse

/cdklawyers.com// 11/18/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency charged with enforcing the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, recently issued a press release regarding its decision to file suit against Texas Roadhouse, a restaurant chain.   According to the EEOC, Texas Roadhouse has engaged in a nationwide pattern of age discrimination in hiring hourly […]

EEOC Enters Into National Mediation Agreements With Employers

/cdklawyers.com// 10/21/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing its National Universal Agreement to Mediate with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. The press release is available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/9-27-11.cfm. More than 200 national and regional private sector employers, including several Fortune 500 companies, have entered into similar mediation agreements with the […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding Impact of 9/11 on Employment Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com// 10/07/2011 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency charged with enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against employees, recently issued a press release regarding the effect of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 on employment discrimination.  In the initial months after 9/11, the EEOC saw a 250% increase in […]

EEOC Reports Workplace Discrimination Charges at All Time High

/cdklawyers.com// 01/24/2011 The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently announced that more private sector workplace discrimination charges had been filed with the federal agency in fiscal year 2010 than ever before.  The statement, released on January 11, 2011, is available here: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/1-11-11.cfm.  The EEOC enforces federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, harassment and […]

EEOC Issues Press Release Regarding 2010 Statistics

/cdklawyers.com// 12/09/2010 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently issued a press release detailing statistics from its fiscal year 2010 (available at http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/11-23-10.cfm).  The EEOC is the federal agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws that protect America’s workers from discrimination and retaliation, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the […]

EEOC Issues Final Regulations Regarding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

/cdklawyers.com// 11/28/2010 The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued final regulations regarding the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”).  GINA prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee because of the employee’s genetic information.  Specifically, GINA prohibits an employer from using genetic information when making employment decisions, restricts an employer from acquiring certain […]

Engaging in the EEOC Mediation Process

/cdklawyers.com// 05/06/2010 Dallas discrimination attorney Keith Clouse believes that most individuals who have been discriminated against and who have filed charges of discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should take advantage of the EEOC’s mediation program. Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process.  The EEOC created its own mediation program to assist individuals resolve […]