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EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance

Posted by admin on May 03, 2012

Commission Updates Guidance on Employer Use of Arrest and Conviction Records

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EEOC Petitions To Fight $4.5 million Award to CRST

Posted by admin on May 03, 2012

The EEOC has petitioned for a rehearing of the workplace sexual harassment case against CRST Van Expedited Inc. This action on the part of the EEOC sends a strong signal to all U.S. employers that the EEOC will vigorously defend their enforcement efforts – even if it means making attempts to go back and re-try a case.

The EEOC petition, filed in April, has asked for a rehearing of the entire U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit instead of the usual panel of three judges.

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Questions and Answers About the EEOC’s Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII

Posted by admin on April 26, 2012

On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC or Commission) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 2000e. The Guidance consolidates and supersedes the Commission’s 1987 and 1990 policy statements on this issue as well as the discussion on this issue in Section VI.B.2 of the Race & Color Discrimination Compliance Manual Chapter. It is designed to be a resource for employers, employment agencies, and unions covered by Title VII; for applicants and employees; and for EEOC enforcement staff.

1. How is Title VII relevant to the use of criminal history information?

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Head of EEOC Stuart J. Ishimaru Resigning

Posted by admin on April 18, 2012

The EEOC announced that Stuart J. Ishimaru is stepping down from his position as EEOC Commissioner on July 2, two months before the expiration of his 2nd term.

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EEOC’s Straight to Class Action Move Shut Down By 8th Circuit

Posted by admin on April 18, 2012

In February, the 8th Circuit admonished the EEOC for pursuing a class action suit before conducting a proper investigation and engaging in conciliation. The case involved CRST Van Expedited, Inc., and its driver-training program. A number of female employees reported they were sexually harassed by male lead trainers while on cross-country trips.

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