Supreme Court rules in favor of former Colorado postmaster in discrimination lawsuit

5/23/16 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is making it easier for federal workers to file employment discrimination lawsuits after quitting their jobs over conditions they consider intolerable. The justices ruled 7-1 Monday that workers who bring so-called “constructive discharge” claims have 45 days from the time they resign to begin the process. The court […]

EEOC issues New ‘Digest Of EEO Law’

Latest Quarterly Edition Includes Selected Notable 2015 Decisions Press Release – January 11, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law, which is available online. The Digest now includes hyperlinks so that stakeholders can easily access the full decisions […]

New EEOC ACT Digital pilot program allows online interaction with employers, unions

EEOC Takes First Steps in Digital Charge System ACT Digital Pilot Program Allows Online Interaction With Employers May 6, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that 11 of its 53 offices will begin a pilot program called ACT Digital to digitally transmit documents between the EEOC and employers regarding […]

EEOC: Supreme Court Decision is Step Forward for Victims of Discrimination

The following is a press release from EEOC posted last week. neglected to publish it. April 29, 2015 In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held today that courts may only conduct a “relatively bare-bones review” of the EEOC’s conciliation efforts. “Today’s decision puts the focus of the EEOC and the courts squarely […]

EEOC Issues FY 2014 Performance and Accountability Report

Agency Continues to Maintain Progress in Meeting Strategic Enforcement Goals Despite Sequestration and Government Shutdown (November 18, 2014) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continued to make progress toward accomplishing its goals and fulfilling its mission during fiscal year (FY) 2014, which ended Sept. 30.  Because of the lingering effects of sequestration […]

USPS one of top agencies with high reversal rates for dismissed EEOC discrimination complaints

WASHINGTON – As part of its continuing efforts to improve the federal sector complaint process, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new report, Preserving Access to the Legal System: Common Errors by Federal Agencies in Dismissing Complaints of Discrimination on Procedural Grounds. In the equal employment opportunity (EEO) process for federal […]

EEOC Issues New Guide to Help Federal Agencies Advise Workers on Their Rights

Report Suggests Different Ways Agencies Can Provide EEO Information to Their Employees and Applicants WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released a new guide to help the federal government educate its employees on how to protect their rights to be free from employment discrimination. The report, A Practical Guide to Providing […]

Postmaster General sued after letter carrier reports alleged discrimination

Kimberly L. Cox filed a lawsuit Aug. 4 in the Eastern District of Texas against Patrick R. Donahoe, as Postmaster General, and the United States Postal Service, citing civil rights violations. According to the complaint, Cox, who is white, was a letter carrier for the Kilgore, Texas Post Office since 1997. In July and August […]

USPS case makes Top 10 list of ‘most expensive discrimination settlements’ in 2013

Privately initiated discrimination lawsuits are not uncommon in the United States, and while they were down year-over-year, the number of filings in 2013 was still significant and costly for businesses. Inside Counsel,  a monthly magazine exclusively serving general counsel and other top in-house legal professionals has created a list of the top ten “most expensive […]