Archive for the ‘Discrimination’ Category

Religious Dress and Grooming Rights and Requirements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued two new publications addressing workplace rights and responsibilities with respect to religious dress and grooming. The publications, a question-and-answer guide entitled “Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities” and an accompanying fact sheet, discuss applicable federal law and provide practical advice for employers […]

10 Mar 14 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Hotel Chain to Pay $75,800 to Settle Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Extended Stay Hotels agreed to pay $75,800 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit. Extended Stay Hotels paid a female employee, Latoya Weaver, less than male guest services representatives, according to the EEOC’s lawsuit. The employees all worked at a hotel located in […]

20 Feb 14 - Compensation, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Retaliation Remains Number One Federal Charge

As HRWatchdog previously reported, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) set a record this past fiscal year by obtaining the highest monetary recovery in agency history through its administrative process. The EEOC secured $372.1 million in monetary recovery, an increase of $6.7 million over fiscal year (FY) 2012. At the same time, the EEOC […]

7 Feb 14 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Important Employment Law Updates Webinar This Thursday

Ready your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone because CalChamber’s annual employment law updates webinar is scheduled for Thursday. It’s your opportunity to familiarize yourself with recent changes in California and federal employment laws. Anyone with employees in California will benefit from our employment law experts’ compliance guidance. Learn how new 2014 state and federal laws […]

28 Jan 14 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Family Medical History Questions Result in $370k Settlement

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently settled a lawsuit with a New York nursing and rehabilitation center over alleged violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). The EEOC claimed that the center requested family medical history as part of its post-offer, pre-employment medical exams of applicants. The EEOC also alleged that the […]

21 Jan 14 - Disabilities, Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »