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Former DuPont workers transferred to a subsidiary that was later sold could not bring fraud claims under Texas law, Fifth Circuit rules

April 24th, 2012

The claims of 63 former DuPont employees, alleging that they were fraudulently induced to terminate their employment and accept employment with a subsidiary, were properly dismissed on the employer’s summary judgment motion, ruled the Fifth Circuit in a 2-1 decision (Sawyer v E I DuPont de Nemours & Co, April 20, 2012, DeMoss, H). Deferring [Read more...]

In this election year, OFCCP and federal contractor community at war, says expert John Fox

April 24th, 2012

The OFCCP is on a war footing with federal contractors, OFCCP expert John C. Fox stated during an OFCCP update webinar presented on April 19 by the National Employment Law Institute (NELI). Fox is President and a founder of Fox, Wang & Morgan P.C. and is a former Executive Assistant to the Director of the [Read more...]

Little Rock real estate company to pay $600,000 to settle charges it excluded blacks for jobs and punished employees for complaining about bias

April 23rd, 2012

Bankers Asset Management, Inc., a real estate company in Little Rock, Arkansas will pay $600,000 to former employees and a class of applicants to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC). The agency’s suit (dkt no 4:10-CV-002070-SWW), filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of [Read more...]

EEOC letter explains why employers may be required to exempt healthcare workers from mandatory vaccines as a religious accommodation

April 23rd, 2012

An employer may run afoul of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if it requires that all health care workers receive a mandatory influenza vaccine regardless of their religious beliefs, according to an EEOC informal discussion letter. The employer instead may be required to provide a reasonable accommodation, unless it would pose [Read more...]

Congressmen address utility of OFCCP enforcement burdens in House HELP subcommittee hearing

April 20th, 2012

Are the compliance obligations placed on federal contractors by the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) unduly burdensome or are they appropriate and necessary to combat discrimination? That question was the focus of an April 18, 2012 hearing by the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Workforce’s Subcommittee on [Read more...]