By: Rachel V. See, Christopher J. DeGroff, and Andrew L. Scroggins

Seyfarth Synopsis: The EEOC and the Department of Labor Wage Hour Division (WHD) have taken an important step toward inter-agency coordination, committing to information sharing, joint investigations, training, and public outreach. The Memorandum of Understanding between the EEOC and DOL contemplates referring complaints between the two agencies

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By: Christopher DeGroff, James Nasiri, and Rachel See

Seyfarth Synopsis: On August 22, 2023, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission officially adopted its new Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026. The Strategic Plan outlines the Commission’s major goals and objectives over the coming years, and also sets forth various performance metrics under which its activities will be measured. Particularly

Continue Reading EEOC Adopts 2022-2026 Strategic Plan With an Emphasis on Large-Scale Litigation, Improving Internal EEOC Processes

By: Matthew J. Gagnon

Seyfarth Synopsis: On June 15, 2023, the EEOC issued a message from its Chair, Charlotte A. Burrows, for Pride Month that, among other things, highlighted the continuing impact of the Supreme Court’s seminal decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. Bostock held that discrimination on the bases of sexual preference or gender identity are prohibited by

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By: Michael D. Jacobsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  On June 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its pivotal ruling in TransUnion LLC v. Ramirez (“TransUnion”).  As reported here (https://www.workplaceclassaction.com/2021/06/u-s-supreme-court-holds-that-class-members-who-suffer-no-concrete-harm-from-statutory-violations-do-not-have-article-iii-standing-and-cannot-recover/), in TransUnion, the Supreme Court reinforced prior precedent that Article III standing requires a “concrete harm” and that plaintiffs must demonstrate standing with respect to each claim

Continue Reading No Harm, No Foul?  The Legacy of TransUnion Two Years Later

By: Christopher DeGroff, Andrew Scroggins, and Christopher Kelleher

Seyfarth Synopsis: Over the past several years, the EEOC has maintained a litigation focus on protecting young workers in low wage jobs from sexual harassment. This has translated to intense scrutiny of teenagers working in the restaurant industry. According to the EEOC, these workers are particularly vulnerable to harassment and

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By: Christopher DeGroff, Andrew Scroggins, Sarah Bauman, and James Nasiri

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 13, 2022, the EEOC released its fiscal year (“FY”) 2022 performance report (“APR”). The APR is the EEOC’s own “report card.” It analyzes the Commission’s performance results based on its Strategic Plan for FYs 2018-2022. A close read of the APR reveals

Continue Reading EEOC Releases Its Internal Report Card:  Revelations From The Commission’s Annual Performance Report

By Danielle Kays, Sarah Bauman, and James Nasiri

The Illinois Supreme Court issued its highly-anticipated decision in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers today, ruling that a five-year statute of limitations applies to all claims under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”).  The Court’s decision (available here) answers a years-old question regarding the timeliness of BIPA claims

Continue Reading BIPA Floodgates Remain Open: Illinois Supreme Court Rules Generous 5-Year Statute Of Limitations Applies To All Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Claims

It is with great excitement that we announce the publication of Seyfarth Shaw’s 2023 Edition of its EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report. 2022 was another year of great change at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – and 2023 promises to be a year of even greater change at the EEOC. Seyfarth’s EEOC-Initiated Litigation report features a look ahead – and a

Continue Reading Seyfarth’s 2023 EEOC-Initiated Litigation Report Focuses on Big Changes at the EEOC

By: Andy Scroggins, Matt Gagnon, Sarah Bauman, James Nasiri, Christopher DeGroff

Seyfarth Synopsis: On Tuesday, January 10, the EEOC released for public comment its draft 2023-2027 Strategic Enforcement Plan, or “SEP” (available here)—a document that will guide the Commission’s enforcement priorities for the next five years. The EEOC’s previously announced Strategic Plan described “how”

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By Christopher DeGroff, Andy Scroggins, and Sarah Bauman

Seyfarth Synopsis: On Friday, November 4, the EEOC released its draft 2022-2026 Strategic Plan (available here)—a blueprint of its proposed enforcement plan for the upcoming years. The Plan focuses on strategic objectives accompanied by targeted goals and performance measures. Though each four-year plan differs to some extent, the EEOC’s vision

Continue Reading The Future Of The EEOC: The Commission Releases A Draft Of Its Bold 2022-2026 Strategic Plan