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The EEOC “throws a challenge flag” at massive fee award
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2014

The EEOC has launched a "Hail Mary pass" just in time for the NFL's conference championship weekend. On January 16, 2014, the Commission has asked


California District Court decertifies employment class action in light of Dukes
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2011

In an important marker of the workplace class action landscape, Judge Samuel Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California recently ordered the decertification of a class of former Dollar Tree employees in Cruz, et al. v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc., Case No. 3:07-CV-04012-SC (N.D. Cal. July 8, 2011), based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc


“What’s her phone number?” and other court-approved discovery requests in workplace class actions
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • March 13 2014

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the war continues over pre-certification access to the personal information of


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


Court finds the EEOC's delay in pursuing lawsuit unreasonable
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2012

On June 28, 2012, Judge Thomas D. Schroeder of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina gave employers an additional tool for combating an increasingly common EEOC practice of dragging out investigations and the initiation of lawsuits


New ruling in the San Francisco police officers case dilutes Wal-Mart’s impact on class certification motions
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2014

On April 24, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Stockwell v. City & Cnty. Of San Francisco, Case No. 12-15070 (9th Cir. April 24


Facilitating facilities in the workplace: the DFEH litigates a gender identity access case
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2014

The California Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") makes both gender identity and gender expression characteristics protected against employment


The EEOC's "unique role" does not exempt the agency from a 300-day limitations period in Title VII pattern or practice cases
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • October 24 2012

In EEOC v. Princeton Healthcare System, No. 3:10-CV-04126-PGS-DEA, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 150267 (D.N.J. Oct. 18, 2012), Judge Peter G. Sheridan of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey recently held that the EEOC must adhere to the 300-day limitations period as set forth by Section 706 of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1984 when asserting a pattern or practice of unlawful employment action under Section 707 of Title VII


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


Denied! plaintiffs fail to effectively “reboot” class claims and class certification is denied (again) in Dukes v. Wal-Mart
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2013

As our loyal blog readers are aware, following their stinging defeat before the U.S. Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131 S. Ct. 2541