Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

EEOC Investigating Mandatory Retirement Age for Law Firm Partners

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating whether mandatory retirement provisions at Deloitte LLP violate federal employment law. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the trade association for the profession, entered the fray yesterday, essentially urging the EEOC to …

EEOC Suits Against Employers Allege Transgender Bias

A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first-ever federal lawsuits for transgender discrimination. The cases could lay the …

EEOC Spells Out How Disabilities Act Applies to Pregnant Workers

New federal guidelines on job discrimination against pregnant workers could have a big impact on the workplace and in the courtroom. The expanded rules adopted by the bipartisan Equal Employment Opportunity Commission make clear that any form of workplace discrimination …

How IBM Handles Age Disclosure, Employee Privacy, Job Bias Claims

For at least a decade, International Business Machines Corp. gave fired employees information detailing a severance package that asked them to waive age- discrimination claims and also included a page listing the job titles and ages of workers being let …

Union Alleges Kansas Aerospace Firm Used Medical Records in Layoffs

The union representing engineers at Spirit AeroSystems Inc. accused the aerospace company of terminating hundreds of workers last year because they were too old and a burden on health insurance costs, claims that the company vehemently denies. The Society of …

What EEOC Reports It Accomplished in FY 2013

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported it obtained a record $372.1 million in monetary relief for victims of private sector workplace discrimination in FY 2013. This is $6.7 million more than was recovered last year, and the highest …

EPLI in Southern California Playing ‘Hard’ to Get

Employment practices in California is a known and growing concern for insurers, agents and employers, and that concern has some carriers ramping up rates dramatically or quietly pulling back from the area, say those familiar with the region’s market. “Employment …