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African American federal employees still face discrimination in workplace

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a report last week detailing some the discriminatory issues facing African American federal workers. The report also outlined some suggestion on how to go about improving the work opportunities.

Texas employment discrimination case to be heard by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will hear arguments involving a discrimination case against the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (TSMC) in Dallas. The employee in the case, Dr. Nassar was not hired by the hospital, and he sued for discrimination and harassment, alleging it was because he was of Middle Eastern descent.

Discrimination complaints increase at U.S. Capitol

Congress is the author of all the federal antidiscrimination statutes, such as the primary law that prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII).

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.

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.

EEOC Efforts Increasingly Geared towards Class Actions

Something is happening at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). This agency, which is tasked with helping to create, refine and enforce the nation's federal workplace antidiscrimination laws and regulations, is currently employing what the Associated Press (AP) calls "a systemic strategy to bring more large-scale bias cases against prominent companies."

Social Media Is Influencing Discrimination Cases, Says EEOC

Over the past few years, the media has focused a great deal of attention on the ways in which social media can influence the outcome of family law-related court cases. In particular, spouses seeking to uncover adultery, support claims of unfit parenting and protect assets have used the social media accounts of their former spouses as evidence in their cases.

Texas college settles federal employment discrimination suit

After months of negotiations through a court-appointed mediator, a Forth Worth college has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging that the institution discriminated against a professor because of her sexual orientation. Though the college continues to deny that workplace discrimination took place, as a result of the settlement, the claimant will receive $160,000.

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