laws against discrimination

EEOC Sues Hospital for Age Discrimination

According to the EEOC, Workers Who Dedicated Years to the Hospital Were Fired or Forced to Quit Because of Their Ages According to EEOC’s lawsuit, the hospital fired a nurse after accusing her of performance problems….

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EEOC Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

According to the EEOC, Contractor Fired Seventh-day Adventist Because of His Sabbath Request A North Carolina concrete company will pay $42,500 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)….


EEOC Sues Desco Industries, Inc. for Retaliation

According to the EEOC, Employer Terminated Employee After He Complained of Race Discrimination According to EEOC’s complaint, the African American employee in this case believed that his employer had passed him over for a forklift…


EEOC Files First Suits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

In March 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it filed its first two sex discrimination cases based on sexual orientation. Why is this important? It is important because while some states…


Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned

President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people….


Repeal North Carolina’s Transgender Bathroom Law?

Pressure is mounting on North Carolina to repeal a recent state law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match their birth sex rather then…


Getting to the Root of the Problems in Ferguson, Missouri

The Economic Policy Institute Examines the Public Policies at the Root of the problems in Ferguson, Missouri What is racial discrimination? The Missouri Human Rights Act defines race discrimination as offensive conduct, such as racial…


What Obama’s Recent Supreme Court Nominee Could Mean for Labor Law

While President Obama’s recent Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is probably best known for his prosecutorial work in high-profile domestic-terrorism cases (OKC bombing and Unabomber), he’s also had a hand in a number of important…


Pregnancy Discrimination

In fiscal year 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission received 3,543 discrimination charges based on pregnancy. The EEOC is a federal agency that is responsible for enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination. EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination…


Discrimination in the Workplace Causes Stress

Greater than half of adults in the U.S. say they have experienced discrimination in the workplace. USA Today: Discrimination Leads to Stress In fact, almost 70% of adults say they have experienced some form of…


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