Workers Sue Target for Racially Offensive Document

Target is accused of harassment, discrimination and retaliation by three former employees, says LA wage and hour lawyer Eric Grover.

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules in Same-Sex Discrimination Matter

/cdklawyers.com// 08/03/2012 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in a same-sex age discrimination case brought by the EEOC. EEOC v. Boh Bros. Const. Co., L.L.C., No. 11-30770 (5th Cir. July 27, 2012), available at http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/11/11-30770-CV0.wpd.pdf.   The EEOC brought a Title VII case on behalf of a male construction worker who claimed that […]

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 […]

Employer Liability

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United States Supreme Court Recognizes Third-Party Retaliation Claim

/cdklawyers.com// 01/28/2011 The United States Supreme Court recently ruled that an employee who has not engaged in activity protected by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 may still bring a third-party retaliation claim if the employee was fired because of the employee’s relationship with a person who has engaged in protected activity.  […]

Who Qualifies as an “Employer” Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

/cdklawyers.com// 01/26/2011 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits an employer from discriminating against an employee based on the employee’s race, color, national origin, gender, or religion. But not every person or entity that employs workers qualifies as an employer under the statute and thus not every entity is bound […]

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 […]

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Opinion Regarding Disability Discrimination

/cdklawyers.com// 12/14/2010 The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently addressed disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Winborne v. Sunshine Health Care, Inc., No. 09-60765 (5th Cir. Nov. 17, 2010), available at: http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/unpub/09/09-60765.0.wpd.pdf.   The plaintiff worked as a nurse for the defendant, a rest home.  She suffered attacks involving temporary loss of awareness, but […]

Receiving a Dismissal Notice from the EEOC

/cdklawyers.com// 10/11/2010 Employees and former employees may file charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding workplace discrimination and/or retaliation.  If the parties decline to mediate their dispute, the EEOC will investigate the matter to determine whether a violation of employment law occurred.  If the EEOC is unable to determine that a violation occurred, it […]