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Sixth Circuit Shuts Down EEOC’s Appeal In Sex Harassment Suit

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Alex W. Karasik

Seyfarth Synopsis:  In a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the EEOC, the Sixth Circuit affirmed a U.S. District Court’s grant of an employer’s motion for summary judgment after finding that the harassing employee was not a supervisor under Title VII, and therefore the company was not vicariously liable for his actions. … Continue Reading

History Repeats Itself: The EEOC Scores Big Judgment Against Absent Party

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Julie G. Yap and Alison H. Hong

Seyfarth Synopsis: The EEOC obtains a multi-million dollar default judgment against an out-of-business company in a case alleging “human trafficking” discrimination claims.

In a ruling on April 26, 2016, in EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc., Case No. 2:11-CV-03045 (E.D. Wash. Apr. 26, 2016), Judge Edward F. Shea of the U.S. District … Continue Reading

Court Awards The EEOC Attorneys’ Fees And Contempt Fines In Post-Judgment Discovery Dispute

Posted in Remedies

By Christopher M. Cascino and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In EEOC v. Northern Star Hospitality, Inc., No. 12-CV-214 (W.D. Wis.), a case we have blogged about previously here, Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin imposed contempt sanctions on an employer for failure to cooperate in post-judgment discovery and granted the … Continue Reading

EEOC Charge Filings Down And Monetary Rewards To Victims Through Investigations And Litigation Plummet

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christopher J. DeGroff, and Paul H. Kehoe

Shortly after publishing its FY2016 budget justification (here) asking for an additional $8.6 million and authorization to hire hundreds of additional employees (over FY2014 levels), the EEOC released its FY2014 charge and litigation statistics (here and here).  Charge receipts, while still historically … Continue Reading

The EEOC Suffers Another Blow – The Tenth Circuit Affirms Grant Of Summary Judgment To Employer Against The Commission

Posted in EEOC Litigation

Yesterday, the EEOC’s aggressive attempt to litigate issues under the Americans With Disabilities Act faced a resounding defeat in EEOC v. The Picture People, Inc., No. 11-CV-1306 (10th Cir. 2012). The Tenth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado’s grant of summary judgment to the employer, the Picture People (“TPP”), and dismissed the EEOC’s lawsuit, … Continue Reading