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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Not Without Warning: The EEOC Continues To File Barrages Of Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuits

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Lily M. Strumwasser

In the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013-2016, it cautioned employers, corporate counsel, and HR professionals that the commission is ramping up its focus on pregnancy discrimination allegations. Employers beware – the EEOC is making good on its promise. The EEOC has recently filed a string of pregnancy discrimination lawsuits and there are no signs … Continue Reading

EEOC Responds To Attorneys’ General Criticism Of EEOC’s “Misguided” Position On Criminal Background Screens

Posted in EEOC Litigation

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

We previously blogged about the scathing letter sent by the chief legal officers representing the states of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Utah and West Virginia to the five Commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) blasting the EEOC on its position that “employers’ use of … Continue Reading

Louisiana District Court Knocks Claimant Immigration Status Out Of The Discovery Ring

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Laura J. Maechtlen and Brian Wong

 As the EEOC trains its focus on systemic enforcement actions, discovery battles over probative claimant information will continue to grow in importance proportionally with the claimant class size. Employer access to specific types of claimant information can make a critical difference in mounting key defenses, testing claimant credibility, and limiting available damages. The … Continue Reading

The EEOC Scores Summary Judgment Win In Religious Discrimination Case

Posted in EEOC Litigation

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

In an opinion issued on September 3, 2013, in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., Case No. 11-CV-03162 (N.D. Cal. Sept. 3, 2013), Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted the EEOC’s motion for summary judgment, finding Abercrombie & Fitch failed … Continue Reading