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Monthly Archives: January 2016

What Employers Should Know – Listen To The EEOC

Posted in Strategic / Policy Initiatives

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Today I had the privilege of attending the 24th Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance Program hosted by the American Conference Institute in New York City (I moderated a session on EEOC litigation).

Constance Barker, one of the five Commissioners at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, gave the keynote address at the Program. Her presentation … Continue Reading

Mach Mining Part 3: Supreme Court Gem Resurfaces In Southern District Of Illinois

Posted in EEOC Litigation

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., Christina M. Janice, and Alex W. Karasik

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Mach Mining v. EEOC, 135 S.Ct. 1645 (2015), which held that a judge may review whether the EEOC satisfied its statutory obligation to attempt conciliation before filing suit, and that the scope of that review is narrow, the … Continue Reading

Seyfarth’s Annual EEOC Litigation Study “Goes Viral”

Posted in EEOC Litigation

With the publication of our Annual Study on EEOC Litigation, the reaction from clients and loyal blog readers has been great. The Study was reported widely by the media too. Our upcoming January 19 webinar on the Study already has over 1,200 participants. It manifests the notion that EEOC litigation is one of those workplace issues that keep executives, corporate … Continue Reading

Seventh Circuit Slams The “Brakes” On The EEOC’s Appeal Of AutoZone ADA Defeat

Posted in EEOC Litigation

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

As we have previously noted, the EEOC continues to push the envelope on many fronts, including new theories/arguments in cases brought under Americans With Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12101 et seq. (“ADA”), such as its recent attack on wellness plans, discussed here.

Most recently, in EEOC v. Autozone, Inc., No. … Continue Reading