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 […]

Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS

This is an update to earlier posts on the UPS EEO pregnancy case that cited USPS policy: UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court – Don Cheney Pregnancy Discrimination Claims after Young v. UPS 4/14/2015 by Brandon Johnson | McBrayier, McGinnis, Leslie & Kirkland, PLLC It was […]

EEOC to Study Workplace Harassment

Select Task Force of Academics, Practitioners and Stakeholders To Study How To Address And Prevent All Types of Workplace Harassment WASHINGTON–Jenny R. Yang, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the membership of the EEOC Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace. At a public meeting on […]

Workplace Harassment Still a Major Problem Experts Tell EEOC at Meeting

EEOC Chair Announces Task Force to Develop Strategies to Prevent and Correct Harassment 1.14.2015-WASHINGTON-Workplace harassment is alleged in approximately 30 percent of all charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to EEOC Chair Jenny R. Yang, who presided over the first commission meeting of her tenure today. Newly sworn in Commissioner […]

EEOC to Probe Persistent Problem of ‘Workplace Harassment’ at Jan. 14 public meeting

1.7.15 – WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wed., Jan. 14, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the open session of the meeting will be open to public observation of the Commission’s deliberations. […]

UPS reverses policy on pregnant workers – Is USPS next?

UPS was forced to change its thinking on pregnant workers. The new female Postmaster General is likely to agree By Don Cheney United Parcel Service has reversed its discriminatory policy on pregnant workers effective January 1st, 2015.  They will treat pregnant workers like workers with an on-the-job injury.  When will the Postal Service change their […]

UPS throws USPS, APWU under the bus in pregnancy bias case before U.S. Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Peggy Young only has to look at her younger daughter to be reminded how long she has fought United Parcel Service over its treatment of pregnant employees, and why. Young was pregnant with Triniti, who’s now 7 years old, when UPS told Young that she could not have a temporary assignment to […]

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 […]