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 […]

EEOC sues FedEx for discrimination against deaf and hard-of-hearing

Shipping Giant Repeatedly Failed to Provide Needed Accommodations to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Package Handlers and Applicants, Federal Agency Charges (October 10, 2014) BALTIMORE – Shipping giant FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., (FedEx Ground) violated federal law nationwide by discriminating against a large class of deaf and hard-of-hearing package handlers and job applicants for years, the […]

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 […]

Reminder: Postal Employees can be members of both Pittman and McConnell class action EEOC cases

Just a reminder for Postal Employees who are members of the Pittman (formerly Edmond Walker) vs USPS class action EEOC case. It is possible for a Postal Employee to be a “class member in both the Pittman and Sandra McConnell v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC case.” The legal counsel informed Postal Employees that “all McConnell […]

Postmaster forced to retire after threatened with criminal prosecution for delay of mail

Let me try again to post legal cases that may be interesting to readers. This case is similar to the one where an employee was called “a terrorist” and face criminal prosecution after filing an OSHA complaint. But in this case the 37-year employee was threatened with criminal prosecution after filing an EEO complaint. Since […]

EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, along with a question and answer document about the guidance and a Fact Sheet for Small Businesses.  The Enforcement Guidance, Q&A document, and Fact Sheet will be available on the EEOC’s website. This is the first comprehensive […]

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 […]

PMG’s Demands: Bad for Postal Workers

The Postmaster General and the USPS are lobbying Congress. What are they asking legislators to do? Reduce letter delivery to five days per week; Deny new hires a “defined benefit” retirement (pension) plan; Force injured workers into a poverty retirement. If these points look familiar, they should! They are all part of the severely flawed Senate […]