Tag Archives: Title VII

Court Rules No Religious Discrimination Without Accommodation Request

An employer’s failure to hire a Muslim woman who showed up to her job interview wearing a headscarf was ruled not religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, because the applicant never requested religious accommodation, thus failing to provide the notice element for a claim. The Muslim woman filed a […]

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If Only They Had Called PMP: Abercrombie & Fitch violated the law in firing a Muslim employee

Earlier this month, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a federal judge has found clothing giant Abercrombie & Fitch liable for religious discrimination when it fired a Muslim employee for wearing her hijab (religious headscarf). According to the lawsuit, filed in 2011, the Muslim teen worked primarily in the stockroom.  At first she […]

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Federal Agency Says Criminal Background Checks Are Discriminatory

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, the federal agency tasked with enforcing federal anti discrimination laws, initiated lawsuits against two major Companies.  The EEOC charges that these two companies, Dollar General Corp – the largest small-box discount retailer in the United States, and the U.S. unit of BMW, violated Title VII of the Civil […]

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Court Defines “Supervisor”

The U.S. Supreme Court recently handed out a long-awaited ruling that should serve as good news for employers. The high court ruled that only someone with the power to take “tangible employment action” against a subordinate can be considered a “supervisor” in Title VII discriminations cases (race, sex, age, religion, disability, etc.), making it more […]

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Two New OFCCP Directives

How much more can the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) throw at federal contractors and subcontractors?  Contractors are worn out by the continuous changes, directives, intensified audits and additional paperwork expected of them by the OFCCP.  The OFCCP’s Director, Ms. Shiu, is plowing ahead with many of the reforms she has been waiting […]

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