Human Resources News & Insights

A taste of its own medicine: EEOC ordered to fork over $1.9M for ‘frivolous’ claims

The EEOC has a long history among employers of filing lawsuits for dubious reasons, and in this case, that strategy seems to have come back to haunt it.

EEOC files landmark parental leave lawsuit: Was dad discriminated against?

When this employer rolled out its parental leave policy a few years ago, it probably never imagined it would be facing an EEOC discrimination lawsuit by one of its employees. But that’s just what happened to one of the biggest names in cosmetics. 

EEO-1 changes: Employers just caught a major break

If you were in the middle of your preparations for the EEOC’s more detailed EEO-1 reporting requirements, stop what you’re doing right now.

Judge deals major blow to EEOC’s wellness regs, leaves employers in limbo

In a recent high-profile court ruling, a judge didn’t flat-out strike down controversial EEOC regs regarding employer wellness plans, but his ruling does have the potential to alter the fate of those regs.

Study: HR pros stressed about changing regs, but not where you’d think

While employers are keeping a close eye on ACA-repeal efforts and other changes under the new administration, they’re most concerned about what’s happening in their own backyards.

EEOC outlines 4 new approaches to fight workplace harassment

Workplace harassment is virtually an epidemic these days — the EEOC says a third of the nearly 100,000 charges it receives annually now include a harassment allegation. But the agency’s taking steps to help both workers and managers handle the problem.

National origin, religious bias cases still rank high on EEOC agenda

National origin and religion are highly sensitive topics in American culture and politics these days. And the workplace is no exception — check out these two recent cases from the EEOC.  

Top 10 ways to curb harassment, from EEOC task force

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) assembled a task force and charged it with putting together best practices for how employers can stymie workplace harassment. Its work is now done, and it just issued a report on its findings. 

ADA claim: Employer to pay $90K for failing to transfer disabled employee

Here’s a reminder that the feds want to see all employers explore job reassignment as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

3 EEOC targets to address in your harassment training

The EEOC just issued proposed enforcement guidance on workplace harassment, and it provides a window into the kinds of things the agency’s now looking to prevent – through litigation if necessary.