EEOC News

Supreme Court Backs Companies in EEOC Clash

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday buoyed companies facing the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over potential accusations of discrimination. In a unanimous ruling, the justices said courts have the power to enforce the statutory requirement that the EEOC try to …

Top 10 Employment Discrimination Claims

While charges of employment discrimination against employers are declining overall, claims alleging retaliation against an employee for involvement in a complaint reached a record high in fiscal year 2014. According to an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) review of the …

Judge: Honeywell Could Penalize Minnesota Workers That Refuse Health Tests

A federal judge in Minnesota has ruled that Honeywell Inc. could begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical or biometric tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But U.S. District Judge …

EEOC Says BNSF for Discriminating Against Injured Man

A lawsuit says BNSF Railway violated federal law by withdrawing a job offer to a qualified police applicant because of a back injury. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says BNSF, based in Fort Worth, Texas, violated the Americans with Disabilities …

Judge Orders EEOC to Pay Iowa Trucking Company’s $4.7M Legal Bill

A judge has ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay an Iowa trucking company $4.7 million in legal costs for bringing frivolous claims during a six-year sexual harassment lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade’s judgment for CRST Van …

Mississippi Bar Must Pay $20K to EEOC for Job Discrimination Fuss

The government says a bar in Byram, Miss., will pay $20,000 to settle a complaint that it fired a server because she was pregnant. The EEOC says in a news release that it sued Reed Pierce’s Sportsman’s Grille for firing …

EEOC Reports Federal Discrimination Complaints Down

Federal employees and applicants filed 16,974 complaints of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2011, down about 3.5 percent from 2010. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) annual report, retaliation was the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination …

Government Turns Heat on Employers Over Job Bias

It started with allegations of hangman’s nooses, graffiti and racist comments targeting a handful of black workers at a trucking company warehouse in Chicago Ridge, Ill. Four years later, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had turned the case into a …

EEOC Seeks Rehearing in Trucker Harassment Case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission asked a federal appeals court Monday to reconsider a ruling that could hurt its ability to pursue class-action discrimination lawsuits on behalf of workers in the Midwest. The agency filed a petition asking the 8th …

EEOC Accuses AutoZone of Disability Discrimination

A federal agency is accusing auto-parts retailer AutoZone Inc. of illegally firing an employee because of her disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal lawsuit against AutoZone this week. The EEOC says the company fired a manager …