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No New Trial: Court Grounds EEOC Following JetStream’s Victory In Religious Discrimination Trial

Posted in EEOC Litigation

Seyfarth Synopsis: Following a major victory for an airline-industry employer over the EEOC in a Title VII action regarding religious accommodations, the Court denied the EEOC’s motion for a new trial. The decision is a blueprint for employers on turning the tables on the Commission’s litigation tactics.

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After the EEOC brought an action alleging that airplane cabin cleaning company … Continue Reading

Court Rejects EEOC’s EPA Lawsuit Theory

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Michael L. DeMarino

Seyfarth Synopsis:  The EEOC sued an employer for Equal Pay Act violations, claiming that Maryland Insurance Administration failed to pay three female fraud investigators the same wages as comparable male fraud investigators. On cross motions for summary judgment, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland denied the EEOC’s … Continue Reading

Fifth Circuit Flips Grant Of Summary Judgment Against EEOC in ADA Case

Posted in EEOC Litigation

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an ADA action regarding disability discrimination, the Fifth Circuit reversed a District Court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of the employer and against the EEOC, noting that even though the charging party indicated she had a temporary total disability on a disability insurance claim form that she submitted … Continue Reading

Now Something Known As “Onionhead” Is A “Religion” For Which The EEOC Can Bring A Religious Discrimination Suit

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: In an EEOC religious discrimination case, a federal court found that “Onionhead” was a religion for purposes of Title VII.   The court also found that the EEOC did not fail to meet its Title VII pre-suit duties when it added to its lawsuit seven additional claimants that it discovered … Continue Reading

Just What The Doctor Ordered: Court Denies The EEOC’s Motion For Summary Judgment In ADA Suit Regarding Employer’s Wellness Program

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: After the EEOC brought an action under the Americans With Disabilities Act against an employer who implemented a wellness program requiring employees to take a health assessment to participate, the Court granted the employer’s motion for summary judgment and denied the EEOC’s motion for summary judgment after finding that … Continue Reading

More Mach Mining: Court Denies The EEOC’s Motion For Reconsideration Of Discovery Order

Posted in EEOC Litigation

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the remand of the high profile Mach Mining litigation that was before the Supreme Court in 2015, a district court denied the EEOC’s motion for reconsideration of a discovery order pertaining to the scope of the EEOC’s investigation, and denied the EEOC’s motion to amend its complaint to … Continue Reading

Lesson On EEOC Language Litigation: Employer Denied Summary Judgment After Terminating Non-English Speaking Employees

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

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

Seyfarth Synopsis: Court denied employer’s motion for summary judgment in EEOC race and/or national origin discrimination case involving the termination of non-English speaking employees.

In EEOC v. Wisconsin Plastics, Inc., No. 14-C-663 (E.D. Wis. May 5, 2016), the EEOC brought an action alleging discrimination in the workplace based on race and/or … Continue Reading

Still Cookin’ In California Court: Bakery Employer Survives EEOC Motion For Summary Judgment

Posted in EEOC Litigation

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

In what has become an oft-used recipe in the EEOC cookbook of Title VII retaliation litigation, the government has once again utilized the strategy of taking an employer’s deposition and thereafter moving for summary judgment.

In EEOC v. Peters’ Bakery, No. 13-CV-04507, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54379 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 21, … Continue Reading

Court Allows EEOC’s Discrimination Suit Over Religious Garb To Proceed To Jury

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Christina M. Janice

In an order recently issued in EEOC v Jetstream Ground Services, Inc., Case No. 13-CV-02340 (D. Colo. Sept. 29, 2015), Judge Christine Arguello of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado ruled that the EEOC had satisfied all of its pre-suit conciliation requirements and demonstrated sufficient evidence to proceed … Continue Reading

Court Finds Against EEOC And Holds Charging Party Who Represented Herself As Being “Totally Disabled” Was Not Qualified To Perform Her Job

Posted in Motions for Summary Judgment

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

In EEOC v. Vicksburg Healthcare LLC, et al., Case No. 13-CV-895 (S.D. Miss. Aug. 27, 2015), a case we have blogged about previously here and here, Judge Keith Starrett of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi recently rejected the EEOC’s lawsuit. He entered summary judgment … Continue Reading