An Illinois beverage distributor will pay $950,000 to settle
claims that it assigned clients and territories to sales workers
based on their race and national origin, the Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission said on Wednesday.
By Daniel Wiessner
A dozen Republican-led states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court
to rule that an exemption from many workplace laws for religious
institutions applies broadly, and not only in cases brought by
workers with explicitly religious duties.
A women's advocacy group has asked a federal judge in
Washington D.C. to find that the Equal Employment Opportunity
Commission's duties to collect pay data broken down by sex and
race that is required by an Obama-rule are incomplete, and order
the agency to "maximize" its efforts.
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) was not required to disclose information
about a test taken by aspiring air traffic controllers to an
applicant who failed and suspected that others had cheated.
Supporters of a bill that would strengthen workplace
protections for pregnant women told a U.S. House of
Representatives' subcommittee on Tuesday that existing law is
inadequate and forces many women to choose between endangering
their pregnancies or losing their jobs.
National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Peter Robb on
Tuesday officially made electronic filing of documents in board
cases mandatory, more than two years after the agency first said
it was going paperless.
A women's advocacy group that successfully sued to revive an
Obama-era Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rule requiring
employers to submit detailed pay data has urged the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to reject the agency's claim
that the group lacked standing to mount its challenge.
Lawyers for an aluminum products manufacturer that fired a
worker for writing "whore board" on an overtime sign up sheet
will tell the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on
Tuesday that the National Labor Relations Board was wrong to
find that his conduct was protected by federal labor law.
Female employees at Microsoft Corp who are trying to revive
a nationwide sex-bias class action will have to convince the 9th
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the tech giant's companywide
performance evaluation system gives them enough in common to
allow them to sue as a group.
The full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will consider
next week whether employers can lawfully fire human resources
workers or managers who bypass internal complaint procedures and
encourage coworkers to file workplace discrimination complaints
with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.