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Diversity Efforts at Law Firms Come Under Fire

March 14, 2007

Law firms have implemented diversity programs in the past few years to hire more minorities and women. These programs are coming under increasing attack by those who fear these initiatives may violate federal anti-discrimination laws.

 

Ross Todd...

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New Research Offers Insights Into Why People Oppose Affirmative Action

March 06, 2007

New research offers insights into why some people oppose affirmative action, as well as perspectives into how such policies may be more effectively framed.

 

A recent article on the Stanford Graduate School of Business website says that researchers...

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GENETIC NONDISCRIMINATION BILL MOVING THROUGH CONGRESS

March 06, 2007

Legislation is moving through Congress that would bar discrimination by employers and insurers based on genetic information. The legislation would prohibit health insurers or employers from accessing the genetic information of patients or employees...

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EEOC Chair Naomi Earp Unveils Commission’s “E-Race” Initiative

March 06, 2007

Naomi C. Earp, Chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, unveiled a new initiative, E-RACE (Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment) during a public meeting at agency headquarters on February 28.

 

Invited participants at EEOC’s...

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DOL OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY SEEKS COMMENTS ON PROPOSED EMPLOYER SURVEY

March 06, 2007

The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy published a notice in the Federal Register soliciting comments on a proposed survey for the Employer Assistance Referral Network (EARN).EARN is a nationwide service designed to provide...

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EEOC OBTAINS JURY VERDICT FOR SAME-SEX HARASSMENT AGAINST MEN

February 27, 2007

The EEOC has announced a federal jury verdict against Hill Brothers Construction Company and Engineering Company, Inc. in a rare same-sex harassment lawsuit brought by the agency on behalf of male employees who were sexually harassed by other men....

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NEW EEOC Q &A ON EMPLOYMENT OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES

February 27, 2007

The EEOC has announced a new question-and-answer fact sheet on the application of the Americans With Disabilities Act to job applicants and employees in the health care industry.The new Q&A fact sheet provides practical information about applying...

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FEDERAL JUDGE APPROVES $5 MILLION DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT AGAINST WOODWARD GOVERNOR

February 27, 2007

The EEOC has announced that a federal judge has given final approval to a $5 million settlement resolving two consolidated class action employment discrimination lawsuits against Colorado-based Woodward Governor.The first class action lawsuit (Bell,...

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EEOC TO LAUNCH NATIONAL INITIATIVE ON RACISM AND COLORISM IN EMPLOYMENT

February 27, 2007

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has announced that it will unveil a national initiative called “E-RACE, Eradicating Racism and Colorism from Employment” at a meeting on February 28 at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. The meeting...

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DCI CONSULTING ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF ‘THE CENTER FOR CORPORATE EQUALITY INC.’

February 20, 2007

David Cohen, President of DCI Consulting Group, Inc., has announced the formation of a new national nonprofit employer association dedicated to promoting proactive affirmative action and equal employment regulatory compliance to create diverse...

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COURT APPROVES GENDER BIAS CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST WAL-MART

February 07, 2007

A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the certification of a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, which alleged that as many as 1.5 million current and former female employees were discriminated against in pay and promotions (Dukes v....

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EEOC ANNOUNCES SETTLEMENTS OF RACIAL HARASSMENT LAWSUITS

February 06, 2007

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced two new settlements involving racial harassment.AK Steel Corporation - $600,000 Settlement: AK Steel Corporation will pay $600,000 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit that charged...

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