Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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    Employers covered under the federal antidiscrimination laws have to deal with either their local or state discrimination agency and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) when a charge of discrimination is filed against them. While those interactions are often seamless and conflict-free, they sometimes take a different path. The 4th...
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    Agencies offer information on use of background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have copublished two documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission...
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    Agencies offer information on use of background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have copublished two documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission...
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    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has the ability to subpoena a broad array of documents and records from third parties. Responding to such a subpoena can impose a costly burden on third parties. EEOC's broad subpoena powers An employer's dealings with the EEOC typically stem from an administrative charge filed by a current...
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    Agencies offer information on use of background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have copublished two documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission...
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    Agencies offer information on use of background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have copublished two documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission...
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    Agencies offer information on use of background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have copublished two documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission...
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    The 6th Circuit recently found that a general contractor was a "joint employer" of a subcontractor's employees, and it therefore could be held liable for the racial harassment suffered by the subcontractor's employees. Facts Skanska USA Building, Inc., served as the general contractor for construction of a new hospital in Memphis. Skanska...
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    Agencies offer information on use of background checks. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have copublished two documents explaining how the agencies' respective laws apply to background checks performed for employment purposes. The agencies emphasize that employers need written permission...
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    A federal employee tried to sue her employer under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rather than the Rehabilitation Act. The court threw out her lawsuit because she failed to file it correctly. Facts Ruth Gesinger worked as a nurse at Indian Health Services (IHS) in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. After she was terminated on April 1, 2011,...
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