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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Court Denies EEOC’s Motion To Compel Discovery Regarding Employees In Case Brought On Behalf Of Rejected Applicant

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

On July 22, 2013, Judge Paul D. Borman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan upheld Magistrate Judge Mark Randon’s ruling in the case of EEOC v. The WW Group, Inc., d/b/a Weight Watchers (Case No 12-11124 (E.D. Mich. July 22, 2013), limiting the scope of permissible … Continue Reading

State AGs Warn The EEOC: Your “Misguided” Position On Criminal Background Screens Is “Gross Federal Overreach”

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Christopher DeGroffReema Kapur, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

On July 24, 2013, the chief legal officers representing the states of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia sent a joint letter to the five commissioners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) with a clear message: enough is enough.

The letter … Continue Reading

Protecting Our Troops: New Bill Seeks To Make Military Service A Protected Category

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By Courtney Bohl, Christopher DeGroff, and Reema Kapur

On July 11, 2013, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) introduced the Veterans and Servicemembers Employment Rights and Housing Act of 2013. The bill seeks to prohibit discrimination against veterans and servicemembers seeking employment or housing opportunities. If adopted, the bill would amend the … Continue Reading