Last year, the average time a federal employee waited for a resolution of an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint was 543 days. The reasons include a large backlog, a shortage of funding, perhaps a lack of leadership -- and the #MeToo movement, which has prompted a flood of new complaints to the agency.
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.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its year-end statistics last week and for the second straight year, the number of filed charges fell. In 2012, the EEOC received 99,412 discrimination charges. These filings represent discrimination claims from individuals, and may included more than one allegation of discrimination.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approved a strategic enforcement plan (SEP) setting the agency's future priorities with a bipartisan vote of 3-1 by the EEOC commissioners on Dec. 17. The approved plan lists six national priorities as focuses of an integrated enforcement effort.
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."
In September, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) outlined a new plan of targeted enforcement, which will more effectively use the limited resources the agency possesses in preventing employment 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.
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.