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October 2012 Archives

EEOC wins ruling in Baltimore County pension case

Last week a federal judge found in favor of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in a case against Baltimore County's pension plan. The county's pension plan was found to violate the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) because it was "inherently discriminatory."

Court finds Wal-Mart employee discrimination claim barred

A Texas federal district court ruled that a subsequent class action lawsuit, filed by plaintiffs from an earlier class action case, had been filed too late and should be dismissed. In Odle v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the plaintiff had sued Wal-Mart for employment discrimination against women on issues of pay and promotion.

Texas Roadhouse Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued the Texas Roadhouse restaurant chain for a pattern or practice of age discrimination against older workers. The Texas Roadhouse, which is headquartered in Kentucky, was accused of refusing to hire workers age 40 and older for the "front of the House" positions.

EEOC Seeks to Educate Teens on Workplace Rights

Employers can take advantage of vulnerable employees in a number of ways. In a perfect world, all employers would respect the people who devote time and effort in service of their enterprise. However, employees are regularly subjected to various forms of employment discrimination; especially those employees who belong to protected classes or are otherwise more vulnerable than their fellow workers.

EEOC Begins Work Appearance Employment Discrimination Investigation

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) often represents individuals and groups of workers in response to claims which have been filed with the agency. However, sometimes the EEOC initiates employment discrimination investigations on its own, without being prompted by a complaint from a worker.

EEOC Spotlights Pregnancy Discrimination at Work

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is acting swiftly on its promise to crackdown on a specific kind of illegal workplace behavior. A few weeks ago, the agency announced its plans to focus on pregnancy discrimination violations in the workplace. Late last month, the EEOC settled one related complaint and filed an additional four in a single week.

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