ndil seal.gifBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Christopher DeGroff

As we blogged about here previously, in the EEOC’s first draft of its Strategic Enforcement Plan, the Commission telegraphed that it was increasingly focused on preventing, and when necessary, litigating workplace harassment and retaliation allegations. The EEOC’s warning was no bluff, for in 2012 the EEOC filed a

eeocseal.jpgBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

We have been keeping our readers posted on the rapidly evolving developments concerning the EEOC’s agenda in 2013 and beyond. As we noted in past postings, the EEOC promised in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) that it would increasingly focus on preventing and, when necessary, litigating retaliation claims. The

5903-X31-(8).jpgBy Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

The keynote speaker at today’s program on Employment Practices Liability Insurance sponsored by the American Conference Institute was Constance Barker, one of the Commissioners of the EEOC. We co-chaired the program and spoke on workplace class actions and EEOC litigation, and Commissioner Barker presented her thoughts in the keynote

ndal.bmpBy Christopher DeGroff and Julie G. Yap

As this blog recently reported, the EEOC has reduced the amount of cases it filed in its last fiscal year, and appears to have decided to more aggressively pursue the cases in its current inventory. In EEOC v. The McPherson Companies, Inc., Case No. 10-CV-2627 (N.

section_social_media_marketing.pngBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Social media has become an integral part of modern society. Legal issues involving social media and discovery are complex, and evolving. On social media websites, people share information and pictures with friends, family, and even the unknown. Often, employees will communicate with other co-workers on an online forum and discuss

Wipeout.jpgBy Christopher DeGroff and Brian Wong

Joining a wave of similar decisions across the country, Judge Edward F. Shea of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington this week held that EEOC actions seeking relief for a pattern or practice of unlawful employment actions under § 707 must adhere to the 300-day

250px-US-CourtOfAppeals-10thCircuit-Seal.pngBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Yesterday, the EEOC’s aggressive attempt to litigate issues under the Americans With Disabilities Act faced a resounding defeat in EEOC v. The Picture People, Inc., No. 11-CV-1306 (10th Cir. 2012). The Tenth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s grant of summary