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

By Christopher DeGroff and Gerald L. Maatman, Jr.

In a unique case, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania recently dismissed the EEOC’s allegations that the Defendant’s random drug and alcohol testing of probationary employees violated the ADA. The decision in EEOC v. United States Steel Corp., No. 10-CV-1283 (W.D. Pa. Feb.

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Christopher DeGroff

As we blogged about here previously, in the EEOC’s first draft of its Strategic Enforcement Plan, the Commission telegraphed that it was increasingly focused on preventing, and when necessary, litigating workplace harassment and retaliation allegations. The EEOC’s warning was no bluff, for in 2012 the EEOC filed

By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Jennifer A. Riley

On January 11, 2013, in a rare sua sponte reversal, Judge Robert M. Dow, Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois reconsidered his previous rulings and allowed the EEOC to pursue claims on behalf of unidentified class members about whom it

By Christopher DeGroff, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Julie G. Yap

After much anticipation, heated debate, and numerous invitations for public comment, today the EEOC announced that it approved its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013-2016. As we previously reported, the EEOC’s SEP will function as the blueprint for the Commission’s