As many employers are aware, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is a federal agency tasked with enforcing certain federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, and/or genetic information. The EEOC … Continue reading
Earlier this month, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the Transgender Public Accommodations Bill into law. While Massachusetts has statutorily prohibited employment discrimination against transgender persons since July 1, 2012, the law extends those protections to include all places of public … Continue reading
Many businesses use staffing agencies to supplement their regular employee workforce with temporary workers. Staffing agencies can be extremely valuable for a company seeking to save money (e.g., taxes and employee benefits) which it would have to pay for regular … Continue reading
On June 14, 2016, the inaugural United State of Women Summit (the “Summit”) convened by the White House was held in Washington, DC. More than 5,000 women, including experts and leaders who work both domestically and internationally, gathered for the … Continue reading
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently released a proposed enforcement guidance addressing national origin discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Proposed Guidance”). While the Proposed Guidance is fairly long, key provisions are as … Continue reading
Just weeks after Bob Kilroy and Amanda Baer presented on this topic at the Firm’s Annual Labor and Employment Seminar, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Fact Sheet entitled Bathroom Access for Transgender Employees Under Title VII of … Continue reading
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Massachusetts plaintiffs will now have an easier time staving off an employer’s motion for summary judgment and reaching trial, even if they cannot ultimately prove that the employer’s real reason for its action was unlawful discrimination. Continue reading