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Show Me the Money: The EEOC Secures Post-Trial Damages Victory In Religious Discrimination Case

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

In EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc. et. al., Case No. 1:13-CV-215 (S.D. W. Va. Aug. 21, 2015), a jury found in favor of the EEOC in its claim brought under Title VII that the employer denied an employee a religious accommodation involving an exemption from using a biometric hand scanner. Prior … Continue Reading

Court Rejects The EEOC’s Novel Attempt To Impose Disparate Treatment Liability Without Any Injury

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By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In EEOC v. Autozone, Inc., Case No. 14-CV-5579 (N.D. Ill. Aug. 4, 2015), Judge Amy St. Eve of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois granted summary judgment in favor of the defendant and against the EEOC in a case in which the EEOC brought a disparate treatment … Continue Reading

Court Awards The EEOC Attorneys’ Fees And Contempt Fines In Post-Judgment Discovery Dispute

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By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In EEOC v. Northern Star Hospitality, Inc., No. 12-CV-214 (W.D. Wis.), a case we have blogged about previously here, Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin imposed contempt sanctions on an employer for failure to cooperate in post-judgment discovery and granted the … Continue Reading

Court Issues Preliminary Injunction Prohibiting Employer From Terminating Employee Pending Resolution Of EEOC Lawsuit

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By Laura J. Maechtlen and Courtney K. Bohl

On July 22, 2015, in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Peters’ Bakery, Case No. 13-CV-045107 (N.D. Cal. July 22, 2015), Judge Beth Labson Freeman of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, granted the EEOC’s request for a preliminary injunction enjoining Peters’ Bakery from terminating Claimant Marcela Ramirez’ … Continue Reading

Where’s the Beef Part II: Court Refuses To “Butcher” EEOC’s Religious Discrimination Claim

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By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

Our loyal blog readers may recall a post we authored in October 2013 regarding EEOC v. JBS USA, LLC (the “Nebraska Case”), where Chief Judge Laurie Smith Camp of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska entered judgment for the employer, JBS USA, in a hotly contested religious discrimination … Continue Reading

The EEOC Rules That Existing Federal Law Prohibits Employment Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation

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By Laura Maechtlen and Sam Schwartz-Fenwick

In a landmark ruling on July 15, 2015 in _____ [name of charging party kept secret] v. Foxx, EEOC Appeal No. 2012-24738–FAA-03 (July 15, 2015), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC’) held for the first time that Title VII extends to claims of employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. Specifically, the EEOC determined … Continue Reading

Court Shoots Down The EEOC At “Mach” Speed Based On “Sham” Conciliation Process

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By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

Amid the flurry of major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that were decided towards the end of the 2014-2015 term, the landmark decision in Mach Mining v. EEOC, No. 13-1019 (U.S. April 29, 2015), seems like ancient history. As we previously blogged about, most recently here and here, the Supreme Court concluded … Continue Reading

Fourth Circuit Affirms EEOC’s Resounding Summary Judgment Defeat in ADA Case

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By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

In a case we have previously blogged about several times due to spoliation sanctions imposed on the EEOC – most recently here - the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a ruling out of the Middle District of North Carolina and upheld the summary judgment dismissal of an … Continue Reading

The EEOC Secures Favorable Ruling Over Discovery Of The Government’s Employment Practices

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By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In EEOC v. DolGenCorp, LLC d/b/a Dollar General, No. 13-CV-4307 (N.D. Ill. May 5, 2015), Judge Andrea R. Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois decided several discovery issues that have become increasingly common in EEOC-initiated disparate impact litigation.  In contrast with other recent decisions … Continue Reading