A RECENT CASE SHOULD SERVE TO REMIND EMPLOYERS ABOUT THE EEOC’S POSITION ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND SCREENING The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Rooms To Go, a large furniture retailer, reached a voluntary conciliation agreement in September to resolve allegations of race discrimination raised by an unsuccessful black applicant whose offer of employment [...]

By |2018-10-19T09:45:40+00:00October 22nd, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

The EEOC Too!

THE EEOC’S RECENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT ENFORCEMENT STATISTICS The EEOC recently released the following preliminary FY 2018 data: The EEOC filed 66 harassment lawsuits, including 41 that included allegations of sexual harassment. That reflects more than a 50 percent increase in suits challenging sexual harassment over fiscal year 2017. In addition, charges filed with the [...]

By |2018-10-04T12:52:16+00:00October 8th, 2018|Business Ownership|0 Comments

A Couple Of Recent EEOC Cases Raise The Question Of Whether Employers Understand Age Discrimination

A staffing company in New Jersey paid $50,000 to settle a case in which the company sent an email to an applicant notifying him that that he would not be considered for a position because he was “born before 1945” and “age will matter.” An oral surgery practice in Michigan paid $47,000 to settle a [...]

By |2018-03-23T15:03:00+00:00March 26th, 2018|Business Ownership, Human Resources|0 Comments

If you receive an EEOC charge….Be Careful!

DZNPS employed many electricians at its power station in Waterford, CT. One of them, GM, filed a Charge with the EEOC alleging discrimination on the basis of disability, in that DZNPS failed to accommodate his disability, and terminated his employment. During its investigation, the EEOC requested contact information for approximately 146 individuals who worked, or [...]

By |2017-10-04T13:58:46+00:00October 5th, 2017|Human Resources|0 Comments


Employers should be aware that the EEOC has taken the position that leave policies under which an employee’s employment is automatically terminated after a set number of days, or months, violate the ADA. Case in point: the EEOC sued Lowes last year for violating the ADA by failing to provide leave as an accommodation to [...]

By |2017-08-25T11:29:55+00:00August 24th, 2017|Employee Leave, Employees|0 Comments