November 25, 2020

11 interview questions you should never answer directly

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By Rachel Gillett From Business Insider You may think a question about whether or not you have kids is totally innocuous small talk, but it’s one of many questions best left unanswered during a job interview. While very few specific interview questions are by themselves illegal to ask, Laura Davis, an associate professor with the […]

US Women’s Soccer suit keeps Jeffrey Kessler in the spotlight

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By Scott Flaherty, From The Am Law Daily   Top Winston & Strawn antitrust lawyer Jeffery Kessler is back in the sports industry spotlight this week, after a group of leading U.S. women’s soccer players accused the sport’s governing body of sex bias. As widely reported on Thursday, Kessler is representing five prominent members of […]

Pay Reporting Proposal could help US Government enforce Equal Pay Laws

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By C. Ryan Barber, from The National Law Journal At a White House event Friday honoring the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, federal officials laid out a proposal to have private companies include pay data in annual reports on the race, gender and job categories of their employees. President Barack Obama said […]

EEOC disability investigation of Royal Caribbean ruled too broad

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By Judy Greenwald From Business Insurance An 11th Circuit ruling in an EEOC case against Royal Caribbean Cruises may help employers defend against overly broad agency subpoenas. A recent appeals court ruling chastising the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for issuing an overly broad and burdensome subpoena in a discrimination case is expected to help […]

The EEOC files hiring bias suits on its own initiative.

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By Jenna Greene, The National Law Journal When the federal government sued Bass Pro Outdoor World for hiring discrimination, it offered statistics showing a dearth of minority employees, damaging comments from the retailer’s managers such as “we don’t hire niggers,” and asked for $300 million in potential damages. But the original complaint lacked one thing: […]

EEOC sues Wal-Mart for disability discrimination

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Retailer rescinded accommodation, then fired intellectually disabled employee, Federal Agency Charges ROCKFORD, Ill. – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a lawsuit here yesterday [July 3 2014] against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., alleging that the giant retailer fired an intellectually disabled employee at a Rockford Walmart store after it rescinded his workplace accommodation. “What […]