Category Archives: Title VII

The EEOC’s New Online Charge System

Don’t be surprised if you start getting more electronic communications from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  The EEOC has initiated a new online pilot program to transmit documents electronically. This move, according to the EEOC, will streamline the submission of … Continue reading

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Ten Things Any Business Owner Can Do Today to Protect Their Company

Navigating employment laws can be an overwhelming task, but there are steps all companies can take to address risks and fix problems before they become costly mistakes. Update your Employee Handbook – Admit it. You have not looked at the … Continue reading

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EEOC Ordered to Pay Attorneys’ Fees to Prevailing Defendant

The past few weeks have been notable for EEOC litigation.  In one recent case, EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited Inc., the Northern District of Iowa ordered the EEOC to pay almost $4.7 million in attorneys’ fees and costs to defendant … Continue reading

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What Exactly Does Vance v. Ball State University Mean to Employers?

I have heard a lot of discussion about the Supreme Court’s ruling this term in Vance v. Ball State, and the scope of employer liability for harassment. But what does this change for an employer?  Nothing.  Employers are still liable … Continue reading

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Supervisor Liability – SCOTUS Oral Argument for Vance v. Ball State

I will wait to draft the detailed post once the Supreme Court has actually ruled, but for those who are following SCOTUS oral arguments, one of the big employment cases of this term was heard on Monday. Here is what … Continue reading

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