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Latest U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Stories

2012-03-13 01:00:00

The law firm of Employment Legal Team (ELT) (http://www.employmentlegalteam.com) represents federal employees who due to their race and color have suffered the effects of discrimination in their earning ability as federal workers. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2012 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued recent favorable rulings in cases concerning discrimination on the basis of skin color. The EEOC has recently held against the agency in a case of "color"...

2010-03-29 11:36:00

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This weekend President Obama announced a number of recess appointments of critical nominees whose confirmations had been stalled in the Senate. Among these appointments were three commissioners and the general counsel of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). Jacqueline Berrien, Associate Director Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, is being appointed as Chair of the EEOC. The Legal Defense Fund commends the...

2009-12-15 07:00:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission awarded the company a task order to provide managed services for end-user computing. The $21 million task order, which has a three-and-a-half-year base period and a three-and-a-half-year option, is one of the first task orders to be awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration's new Alliant contract. (Logo:...

2008-09-12 18:15:00

By SCOTT DAUGHERTY and ELISABETH HULETTE Staff Writer Federal employment officials claim in a new lawsuit that a prominent private school in Arnold wrongfully terminated a second- grade teacher because he is HIV-positive. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said the Chesapeake Academy violated the Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired Chauncey Stevenson in 2006. Jacqueline H. McNair, a commission attorney representing Mr. Stevenson, said Mr. Stevenson was hired in 2003...

2008-07-06 21:00:12

Chrysler LLC has been at the forefront of imposing time limits on employees for filing legal claims regarding discrimination and harassment that are much shorter than deadlines set by state and federal law, lawyers said. It's something the courts have upheld, but one judge has called "unconscionable." To apply for work at Chrysler, applicants must waive the time allowed under the law _ 300 days to file with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and 3 years in a Michigan court _...

2008-07-05 21:00:09

TOLEDO, Ohio _ Melody Williams, after working an overtime shift, was called to her boss' office, where she found him lying on a desk. "You want to get paid?" she testified that supervisor Torrence Frazier asked her. He pawed at her; pressed his body against hers. "We can just go next door, get this over with," he told her. And that's how it went _ giving in to his demands, against her will _ for several months, she testified. Chrysler's Toledo North Assembly Plant was a "living hell"...

2008-06-20 06:00:29

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court enhanced the ability of older workers to bring job discrimination claims, in a decision Thursday that comes as the nation's workforce is aging and many companies are downsizing and laying off workers. By a 7-1 vote, the court ruled that when a company asserts layoffs of older workers were based on factors other than the workers' age, the company has the burden of proving those factors are valid. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...

2007-05-10 00:00:12

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Cisco Systems, one of the Silicon Valley's biggest employers, has been accused by a federal agency of discriminating against minority job candidates. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined after reviewing five separate 2005 job applicant complaints that Cisco "demonstrated an ongoing pattern and practice of not hiring qualified, minority candidates based on their race, color and national origin," according to EEOC letters released to the San Jose...

2006-08-25 18:35:12

By Edgar Ang and Stefano Ambrogi NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line Inc. is being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for racial discrimination in a workplace, an EEOC official said on Friday. EEOC filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the cruise line (NCL) in a Honolulu federal court representing seven or more Muslim employees of Middle Eastern descent who had worked aboard the Pride of Aloha in July 2004. Anna Park, an attorney...


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