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

By Courtney Bohl and Laura J. Maechtlen

On November 19, 2012, in EEOC v. McLane Company, Inc., No. 12-CV-02469 (D. Ariz. Nov. 19, 2012), Judge G. Murray Snow of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona held that the EEOC’s authority to investigate charges of discrimination is not unlimited. Judge Snow denied the

In EEOC v. Global Horizons Inc., No. 11-CV-00257 (D. Haw. Nov. 8, 2012), the EEOC attempted to force a square peg into a round hole by transforming headline grabbing allegations of human trafficking into a Title VII pattern or practice case; even more problematic is that the EEOC attempted to argue that there is

EEOC seal.pngBy: Christopher DeGroff, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Julie G. Yap

Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published its long awaited FY 2012 Performance and Accountability Report. The Report was posted on-line at the EEOC’s website along with a press release. The EEOC’s fiscal year ends on September 30th each year, and