The EEOC promised to file bigger, higher-profile cases in 2011. The EEOC did just that, with a second straight year of a record number of systemic investigations and class-like federal court filings. Indeed, for the last five years, the EEOC’s public strategy has been to further its agenda through prosecution of … Continue Reading
By Christopher DeGroff and Annette Tyman The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently published its Draft Strategic Plan For Fiscal Years 2012 – 2016. In it, the EEOC outlines its four-year strategy for accomplishing its mission “to stop and remedy unlawful employment discrimination” and for achieving its vision of “justice and equality in the workplace.” The Plan focuses on three … Continue Reading
Back by popular demand, our Annual Workplace Class Action Report Webinar is scheduled for February 16, 2012 – click here to register and attend.
By all accounts, 2011 was a transformative year for employment-related class actions, and the aftershocks will be felt through 2012 and beyond. Our webinar … Continue Reading
Today I had the honor of speaking on workplace class action litigation developments at the American Conference Institute’s 17th Annual EPLI Program in New York City. It was a great conference. Corporate counsel, plaintiffs’ lawyers, and defense counsel from around the country shared insights on a broad spectrum of workplace litigation issues.
The best part … Continue Reading
Dukes issues – stemming from the U.S. Supreme Court’s seminal ruling this past spring in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011) – are twisting, turning, and morphing into all types of class actions. We anticipate that 2012 will be the year that litigants and courts alike increasing confront … Continue Reading
The Seventh Circuit recently issued an opinion in EEOC v. Management Hospitality of Racine, Inc. d/b/a International House of Pancakes, et al., No. 10-3247 (7th Cir. Jan. 9, 2012) – substantially upholding a jury’s verdict that an employer allowed two teenage employees to be sexually harassed in violation of Title VII. In its ruling, the … Continue Reading
The EEOC started its year with a bang. On January 11, 2012, the EEOC announced publically that it had entered into a conciliation agreement with Pepsi Beverages for $3.13 million based on allegations that Pepsi allegedly discriminated against African-American applicants based on use of their criminal histories in the hiring process.
It is the … Continue Reading
Today we are launching Seyfarth Shaw’s 8th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report to the loyal readers of our blog.
The 2012 Report is our biggest ever. It contains analyses of 976 class action rulings on a circuit-by-circuit and state-by-state basis. The Report is divided into chapters on leading class action settlements (both from a monetary … Continue Reading