Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

Facebook Job Ads Illegally Discriminate, Female Truckers Say

Meta Platforms Inc. “routinely discriminates” in steering job ads to specific age and gender groups on its Facebook platform, a women’s truckers organization alleged in a civil rights complaint. “Facebook’s algorithm regularly acts like recruiters in the 1960s (and even …

United Airlines to Pay Buddhist Pilot $305K to Settle Religious Discrimination Claim

United Airlines will pay $305,000 to a Buddhist pilot and will provide other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency’s New York office announced. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, …

AI Algorithms, Strict Place-of-Work Rules Potential Trouble Spots for Employment Claims

SAN DIEGO — Technological innovations and changing work arrangements brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are among some of the emerging issues that can make employers vulnerable to discrimination lawsuits, a top employment practices defense attorney said Thursday. Barry A. …

Disqualified for Disabilities, Railroad Workers Fight Back

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After Terrence Hersey had a stroke on the way home from his railroad job in 2015, he underwent months of therapy to learn how to put words together in sentences and learn to walk again. He …

EEOC: 2 Fired for not Joining Company Christian Prayer

Two employees with a North Carolina company say they were fired after refusing to participate in the firm’s daily Christian prayer meetings, which they said went against their respective religious beliefs, according to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment …

Tesla Moves to Pause California Agency’s Race Bias Lawsuit

Tesla Inc. has asked a California judge to pause a state agency’s lawsuit that accuses the electric car maker of widespread race discrimination at its flagship assembly plant, saying the state must further investigate the claims and allow a chance …

Activision, EEOC Win Judge’s Approval of Sex Bias Settlement

A Los Angeles federal judge on Tuesday signed off on Activision Blizzard Inc’s $18 million settlement of a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging widespread sex discrimination, over the objections of a California agency that says the deal could …

Consumer Group Demands Probe After NY Times Reports on Alleged Bias at State Farm

A national consumer rights group on Thursday called on state insurance commissioners to investigate racial bias in claims handling after the New York Times reported on discrimination lawsuits filed against State Farm by a Chicago policyholder and a former employee …

Supervisor on Miss. Ship Abused Multiple Women, Lawsuit Says

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A military manufacturer and a contracting company are being sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for allegedly ignoring claims of sexual assault by staff members on Coast Guard ships in Mississippi, a news outlet reported. …

COVID-19 Vaccine Approval is ‘Seismic’ Shift For Legality Of Mandates, Experts Say

Formal U.S approval of the Pfizer Inc /BioNTech SE COVID-19 vaccine will make it nearly impossible to successfully challenge mandates by employers, legal experts said. The decision by the Food and Drug Administration to give full approval to the vaccine …