Category Archives: EEOC

EEOC proposes changes to employer EEO-1 reports

On February 1, 2016 the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published proposed changes to the Employer Information Report, a mandatory compliance survey completed annually by companies with more than 100 employees and many federal contractors.  This announcement coincided with the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which...
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EEOC says sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination in two recently filed federal lawsuits

On March 1, 2016, the EEOC filed two lawsuits under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act that address whether Title VII’s prohibition against sex discrimination includes discrimination based on sexual orientation.  In EEOC vs. Scott Medical Health Center, filed in the Western District of Pennsylvania, the EEOC alleges...
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EEOC says restricting a transgender employee’s access to female restroom until after sex reassignment surgery can be discrimination under Title VII

In Lusardi v. McHugh, Secretary of Army, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concluded that a transgender employee was subject to disparate treatment because she was denied use of the female restroom until after her sex reassignment surgery had taken place.  In finding that the Army discriminated against the complainant...
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Health-contingent wellness programs offer greater incentive, pose greater risk

Most people are familiar with “employee wellness programs” offered by employers around the country.  To many, these programs seem like a win-win for both employees and employers: employees are happier and healthier, and employers could decrease the cost of providing health benefits to their healthier workers.  In practice, though, it...
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