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EEOC files new lawsuits targeting age, race and sex discrimination

October 5th, 2012

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the filing of three new lawsuits that separately level allegations of age, race and sex discrimination as well as retaliation.
Unit Drilling Company. In a suit filed in Salt lake City on September 28, the EEOC contends that Unit Corporation and its wholly owned subsidiary, Unit Drilling [Read more...]

Job satisfaction wanes, but SHRM survey shows majority of U.S. employees satisfied

October 5th, 2012

Eighty-one percent of U.S. employees are satisfied overall with their current job, according to the 2012 Job Satisfaction and Engagement Research Report released October 3 by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). But fewer than four out of 10 employees report being very satisfied with the elements that have the greatest impact on how [Read more...]

EEOC doesn’t provide definition to determine whether impairment “substantially limits” a major life activity in ADA claims, but courts will, NELI expert says

October 4th, 2012

Although the EEOC’s take on the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) precludes use of a specific definition in determining whether an individual’s impairment “substantially limits” a major life activity and thus qualifies as a “disability” for ADA purposes, Attorney David K. Fram doesn’t think courts will follow suit. Fram is the Director of ADA and EEO [Read more...]

As workforce hiring increases, organizations stay focused on employee engagement, Mercer survey finds

October 4th, 2012

According to Mercer’s 2012 Attraction and Retention Survey, more than 40 percent of participating organizations are expanding their overall workforce in 2012 compared to just 27 percent in 2010. Moreover, fewer organizations today than two years ago are making selected reductions to their workforce (16 percent versus 25 percent, respectively), Yet despite this positive news, [Read more...]

EEOC continues to file new lawsuits as it closes the books on FY 2012

October 3rd, 2012

As the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) closed the books on its fiscal year (FY) 2012, it announced the filing of several more lawsuits against employers in Arkansas, California, Maryland, New Mexico, and Tennessee. The agency’s fiscal year ended on September 30.
Disability discrimination. Two new lawsuits filed by the EEOC lodge accusations of disability [Read more...]