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SUMMARY OF RECENT EEOC LITIGATION ACTIVITY

October 19, 2006

Disability Discrimination

  • United Airlines: The EEOC filed a lawsuit in Seattle on September 28 against United Airlines alleging the carrier violated the Americans With Disabilities Act when it fired three employees who were physically unable to...
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DCI ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SELF-AUDIT SERVICES

September 14, 2006

DCI is pleased to announce that it is expanding its EEO and Affirmative Action practice area to include comprehensive self-audit services. Harold Busch, DCI Vice President of Government Relations, will lead this important initiative. He will work...

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Eighth Circuit Criticizes “Half Person” Rule in Determining Underutilization

July 24, 2006

On May 1, 2006, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit reinstated the claims of two white firefighters who were passed over for promotion under the City of Omaha, Nebraska’s 2002 Affirmative Action Plan (Kohlbek v. City of Omaha, No....

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UNIVERSITY ORDERED TO PAY $1.4M TO WHITE MALE PROFESSORS DENIED RAISES

June 29, 2006

A federal judge in Phoenix recently ruled that Northern Arizona University (NAU) violated the civil rights of 40 white male faculty members by giving salary raises to female and minority professors, but not to them. The white male professors alleged...

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DCI Featured in HR News Article on Final OFCCP Standards And Guidelines

June 26, 2006

Shortly after the final interpretive standards and voluntary guidelines for compliance with Executive Order 11246 with respect to systemic compensation discrimination were released on June 16, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)...

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OFCCP TO RELEASE FINAL SYSTEMIC COMPENSATION GUIDELINES TOMORROW

June 15, 2006

Tomorrow, Friday, June 16th, The Department of Labor's OFCCP will release its new final standards for evaluating systemic compensation discrimination, along with guidelines for federal contractors to self-evaluate their compensation systems. The...

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Wal-Mart Publicly Discloses EEO-1 Data

June 09, 2006

Wal-Mart recently broke new ground by posting its entire EEO-1 report on the company's Web site. An article by SocialFunds.com reports that Wal-Mart’s public disclosure came in response to a shareowner resolution filed by members of the Interfaith...

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EEOC Releases Important Guidance on Race and Color Discrimination

June 06, 2006

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued expanded policy guidance on race and color discrimination at a public meeting on April 19 in Washington, DC. The guidance was unanimously approved by the five-member Commission.

 

What does the...

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OFCCP Considers Regulatory Changes to Implement New EEO-1 Revisions

April 27, 2006

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has announced it is conducting an internal review to identify necessary changes to the regulations implementing Executive Order 11246 as a result of revisions to the EEO-1 form. These changes will...

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Ask Harold: Internet Applicants and Search Firms

April 26, 2006

Dear Harold,

 

What guidance could you offer regarding a contractor's responsibilities for record keeping under the new Internet Applicant regulations when using third-party contractors, such as search firms?

 

Harold: The question raised is a...

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Contractors Implement New Internet Applicant Requirements

April 20, 2006

OFCCP's new recordkeeping requirements for "Internet Applicants" went into effect on February 6, 2006. To assist contractors in their compliance efforts, OFCCP stated that a contractor would not be cited for a "purely technical recordkeeping...

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