Posts Tagged ‘discrimination’

age discrimination, older workers

50th Anniversary of Age Discrimination Protections

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibiting age bias against workers 40 years of age and older. Yet, persistent age bias and stereotypes continue to plague older workers, channeling them out of the workforce and limiting economic growth, according to experts appearing before the federal Equal […]

7 Jul 17 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

EEOC Seeks Input on Retaliation Enforcement Guidance

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is seeking input on proposed enforcement guidance relating to retaliation.  Although not binding legal authority, the guidance documents provide the public with information about how the EEOC will interpret the law and where the agency may be focusing its enforcement efforts. Like California anti-discrimination laws, federal anti-discrimination laws […]

25 Jan 16 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Obama Signs Executive Order Protecting LGBT Federal Contractors and Employees

President Obama signed an Executive Order today extending job protections to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) workers in the federal government and in workplaces that have federal contracts. In signing the order, President Obama noted that in recent years there has been “significant progress in moving LGBT inclusive nondiscrimination laws” at state and local […]

21 Jul 14 - Discrimination - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

New Guidance From the EEOC on Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just published several documents related to pregnancy discrimination, including a new “Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues,” a question and answer document about the guidance and a “Fact Sheet for Small Businesses.” This is the first pregnancy discrimination enforcement guidance in more than 30 years. The […]

15 Jul 14 - Discrimination, Workplace Policies - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Feds Take Action on Immigration-Related Issues

A surge of enforcement activity from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) should reinforce to employers that it’s unlawful to discriminate against new hires during the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification process. The DOJ has already settled seven cases in Fiscal Year 2014 involving immigration-related discrimination. The DOJ’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair […]

9 May 14 - Discrimination, Form I-9, Hiring - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »