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EEOC won $484 million for workers in FY 2017

a release on their website. The EEOC secured approximately $484 million, including $355.6 million in monetary relief for those who work in the private sector and state and local government workplaces through mediation, conciliation and other administrative enforcement and $42.4 million in monetary relief for charging parties through litigation. The EEOC also secured $86 million…

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EEOC secured $482 million for victims of workplace discrimination in 2016

Enforcement and Litigation Statistics for 2016. According to the data, the EEOC resolved 97,443 charges and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state and local government workplaces. The agency responded to over 585,000 calls and more than 160,000 field office inquiries, reflecting the significant public demand for EEOC’s…

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EEOC update Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2017-2021

updated Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2017-2021. The previous plan ran through 2012-2016. The new strategies continue to integrate all components of EEOC’s private, public, and federal sector enforcement, to have a sustainable impact in advancing equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination in the workplace. “This SEP builds on the EEOC’s progress in…

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EEOC releases new online resource center for small businesses

new online resource center designed to help small business owners comply with the laws enforced by EEOC. The online resource intends to act as a one-stop shop for small businesses, where they can find information on federal employment anti-discrimination laws. There are also answers to frequently asked questions, guidance in making employment decisions, and tips…

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Texas continue to challenge EEOC criminal background check guidance

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance stating that employers cannot maintain blanket policies that exclude persons from employment on the basis of a prior criminal conviction, believing that such policies have a disparate impact against minority and male applicants. Instead, according to the guidance, employers should conduct an individual analysis of the applicant’s criminal history,…

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USWNT players file complaint with EEOC

In the charge, the players claim that even though the women’s team is the driving economic force for U.S. Soccer, its players are paid far less than their counterparts on the men’s national team. A statement the players and their attorney released said: “The numbers speak for themselves.  We are the best in the world, have…

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EEOC provides new fact sheet for small businesses

here. A product of EEOC’s Small Business Task Force led by Commissioner Constance S. Barker, whose goal is to provide small businesses ready access to plainly written, easily understood information, through the use of the internet, social media, and other sources. The fact sheet focuses specifically on the needs of startups and companies that are…

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EEOC files its first two lawsuits accusing employers of gender bias

the EEOC filed its first two lawsuits accusing employers of gender bias for discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Specifically, both cases allege employee harassment on the basis of sexual orientation. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination because of sex. As the federal law enforcement agency charged…

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EEOC Annual Report shows 92,641 cases resolved & $525 million awarded

Fiscal Year 2015 Performance and Accountability Report (PAR). This report discusses activities during the past fiscal year from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015 that were designed to meet the priorities outlined in the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. Jenny Yang, EEOC Chair, highlighted three key areas of success in her…

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