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Court limits the EEOC's investigative power by finding that the EEOC is not entitled to "unconstrained investigative authority"

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 29 2012

On November 19, 2012, in EEOC v. McLane Company, Inc., No. 12-CV-02469 (D. Ariz. Nov. 19, 2012), Judge G. Murray Snow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona held that the EEOC’s authority to investigate charges of discrimination is not unlimited

The EEOC secures approval of $11 million consent decree in its largest settlement of 2012

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 9 2012

The EEOC secured approval of its largest settlement in 2012 this past week in EEOC v. Yellow Transportation, Inc. and YRC, Inc., No. 09-7693 (N.D. Ill. June 28, 2012), a pattern or practice lawsuit involving allegations of systemic race discrimination

The EEOC secures injunctive relief in sex harassment lawsuit

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 1 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada recently issued an opinion in EEOC v. Prospect Airport Services, Inc., U.S. Dist. LEXIS 103256 (D. Nev. July 25, 2012), which granted the EEOC sweeping injunctive relief and ordered the Defendant to implement steps to deter future violations of sexual harassment

Court holds employer is responsible for conciliation failure because it refused to make counter-offer to EEOC's baseless monetary demand

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2013

Recently, in EEOC v. Wedco, Inc., No. 3:12-CV-00523 (D. Nev. March 12, 1013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada considered whether

California court of appeal limits plaintiffs' request for discovery to locate new class representatives in a "headless" class action

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

In a ruling on April 25, 2011, the California Court of Appeal for the Fourth Appellate District in Starbucks v. Superior Court (Lords), No. G043650 (Cal. App. Apr. 25, 2011), overturned a trial court's order allowing a fishing expedition to find class representatives in a "headless" class action

“It’s alive!” the Ninth Circuit affirms a hair-raising punitive award to a Title VII plaintiff who suffered no actual harm

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 1 2013

Here's a question fit for October 31: Can an employer be liable for over $100,000 in punitive damages in a Title VII action, despite a jury award to

Managing transgender issues in the workplace following the EEOC's Macy ruling

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

Although no federal statute explicitly prohibits employment discrimination based on gender identity, courts have increasingly held that transgender individuals are protected from discrimination under federal law

U.S. Supreme Court rules that non-union public employees must "affirmatively consent" to pay dues intended for political purposes

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 26 2012

Key workplace issues often arise in the class action context

The EEOC has a cow, and now must raise its beef on appeal

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2014

Earlier this week, a federal district court in Nebraska dealt the EEOC two more blows in addition to its recent trial defeat in EEOC v. JBS USA, LLC

Additional chapters in the Dukes litigation continue with two additional "re-booted" complaints filed against Wal-Mart

  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

As we predicted here and here, the plaintiffs' class action bar is increasingly focused on re-booting their class action stratagems in the wake of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011