By Gerald L. Maatman Jr., Pamela Q. Devata, and Howard M. Wexler

In a scathing opinion issued today in EEOC v. Freeman, No. 09-CV-2573 (D. Md. Aug. 9, 2013), Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland dismissed a nationwide pattern or practice lawsuit brought by the EEOC

By Gerald L Maatman Jr. and Howard M. Wexler

In a highly anticipated decision issued yesterday in one of the EEOC’s most high profile cases, Chief Judge Linda R. Reade of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa ordered the EEOC to pay $4,694,442.14 in attorneys’ fees, expenses, and costs in the

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,

By Rebecca Bromet, Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

On May 10, 2013, the EEOC released its Quality Control Plan (“QCP”) draft principles.  In an accompanying press release, the EEOC said that the “[Quality Control Plan] will revise criteria to measure the quality of agency investigations and conciliations throughout the nation.”

By Christopher DeGroff and Robb McFadden

Fresh on the heels of a full defense verdict in one of the EEOC’s highest profile sexual harassment cases of 2012-2013, the Commission was dealt another blow on April 19, 2013, when the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington dismissed a closely related retaliation case because

EEOC_FrontCover_Thumb resized.jpgBy Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

Calling all loyal blog readers – the EEOC-Initiated litigation webinar is just a few days away – on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. We still have spaces available for the webinar – click here to register and attend.

Our readers have given us wide-ranging feedback since the launch

By Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In yet another case regarding discovery of social media content, Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado recently sanctioned the EEOC for its efforts to evade discovery of social media content in EEOC v. The Original Honeybaked Ham, No

By Rebecca Bromet, Christopher DeGroff, and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

The EEOC’s Quality Control Plan for investigations and conciliation emerges on the heels of the Commission’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013-2016. As we previously reported, the EEOC’s Strategic Plan will function as the blueprint for the Commission’s enforcement activity for the

By Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

After much anticipation, heated debate, and numerous invitations for public comment on the EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan, on February 20, 2013, the EEOC provided an update on its implementation of the Strategic Plan. Approved on December 18, 2012, the Strategic Plan will function as the blueprint