EEO-1 Deadline: Reporting Wage Information

Pay data reporting is on the way for employers. This is particularly true as momentum around equal pay continues to build. At the federal level, on September 30, 2019, the EEOC is requiring employers to provide additional employment data on … Continue reading

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The Customer is Not Always Right: Sex Museums and Harassment

New York City’s Museum of Sex (“the Museum”) is facing a lawsuit from a former employee who alleges that the Museum failed to protect her from sexual harassment by her co-workers and the Museum’s patrons.  The plaintiff’s complaint alleges that … Continue reading

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Fort Bend County v. Davis: SCOTUS Bends Employers’ Defense to Title VII Claims, But Doesn’t Break It

On June 3, 2019, the United States Supreme Court (“Supreme Court”) unanimously held in Fort Bend County v. Davis that federal courts may be able to hear claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) without … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to Consider Whether Title VII Covers LGBT Bias

On Monday, April 22nd, the U.S. Supreme Court said that it will hear three cases that turn on whether existing civil rights bans on discrimination in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 include discrimination … Continue reading

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The EEOC Releases Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 2018

Yesterday, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) released its Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2018, which began October 1, 2017 and ended September 30, 2018. According to the data, the EEOC received 76,418 charges of … Continue reading

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Warning: Risk of ADA Claims by Transgender Employees…Proceed With Caution

If an employee identifies as transgender, employers may want to engage in the interactive process with the employee to protect themselves against potential claims for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). But why, when the ADA specifically … Continue reading

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EEOC Charges in Decline

Have a strengthening economy and declining unemployment numbers led to a decline in EEOC charges?  The most recent data strongly suggests a correlation between a tight labor market and the number of EEOC charges.  This week the EEOC released statistics … Continue reading

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Why Asking About Salary History Is Risky Anywhere

There has been significant attention around the new laws and ordinances that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, New York City, Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. Are employers outside of these jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Company Against the Perils of Office Parties

Be careful about throwing the type of office holiday party that gets everyone taken off the “Nice List.” In many circumstances, an employee’s bad behavior, or even their guest’s bad behavior, may be imputed to the employer that sponsors the … Continue reading

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Idaho Human Rights Commission “Complaints”

The Idaho Human Rights Commission considers Title VII and other discrimination claims arising in Idaho.  For practitioners in other jurisdictions, the nomenclature there could lead to mistakes.  The kick-off there is not a “claim,” but a “complaint.”  This can be … Continue reading

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