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Just What The Doctor Ordered: Court Denies The EEOC’s Motion For Summary Judgment In ADA Suit Regarding Employer’s Wellness Program
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • September 23 2016

After an employer in Wisconsin implemented a wellness program that required employees to take a health risk assessment if they wanted to participate


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


The EEOC gets knocked out of the ring
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2012

On August 7, 2012, Judge Martin Reidinger of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina “knocked out” the EEOC’s lawsuit against Propak Logistics, Inc. (“Propak”) - in EEOC v. Propak Logistics Inc., No. 1:09-CV-311 (W.D.N.C. Aug. 7, 2012), - due to the EEOC’s unreasonable and prejudicial delay in prosecuting the suit


Separation agreement attack redux EEOC takes another swing at employer’s standard release language, and loses on key claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • December 8 2014

Earlier this year, we blogged about the EEOC's aggressive attack on CVS Pharmacy Inc.'s standard release agreement which contained terms more


Standing defenses in class action litigation under Title VII
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

It is not uncommon for an employer to face vague or overbroad class claims premised on one employee’s injury limited to a specific set of facts


The EEOC's "fishing expedition" results in partial dismissal of its claims
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2012

Joining a growing line of cases reflecting judicial intolerance for questionable litigation tactics, the recent ruling in EEOC v. American Somoa Government, et al., No. 11-CV-00525 (D. Haw. Oct. 5, 2012), rejected the EEOC’s “shoot first, aim later” tactics and granted partial summary judgment to the employer


Court issues preliminary injunction prohibiting employer from terminating employee pending resolution of EEOC lawsuit
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2015

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


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


Court upholds jury verdict that EEOC is not entitled to award of putative damages
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2014

On August 21, 2014, in the case EEOC v. Swissport Fueling, Inc., Case No. CV-10-02101-PHX-GMS (D. Ariz. Aug. 21, 2014) (a case we previously blogged


Rise of the zombie lawsuit: Fifth Circuit revives former Dukes class member’s individual claims against her former employer
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2014

As we previously reported, following the re-booting of discrimination claims by a member of the former class in Dukes et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc