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EEOC IMPLEMENTS FINAL REVISIONS TO EEO-1 REPORT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
1-27-06

First Major Change to Employer Survey in 40 Years

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the implementation of final revisions to the Employer Information Report, also known as the EEO-1 Report, as recently voted on and approved by the Commission. The implementation of the final revisions marks the first major change to the employer survey in four decades.

Many employers are

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SILICON VALLEY MANUFACTURER NOVELLUS TO PAY $168,000 FOR RACIAL HARASSMENT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
6-24-08

Co-Worker Rapped Racial Slurs Despite Complaints, EEOC Charged

SAN JOSE – A major Silicon Valley manufacturer of semiconductor production equipment will pay $168,000 to settle a racial harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged Novellus Systems, Inc. with subjecting an African American worker to racial harassment.

According to the EEOC’s suit, Michael

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EEOC TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR 2006 "FREEDOM TO COMPETE AWARD"

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         Media Contacts:  David Grinberg October 12, 2005                               (202) 663-4921                                Program Contact: Jay Friedman                                                (202) 419-0577                                           TTY: (202) 663-7124                                                freedom.award@eeoc.gov 

PRESS RELEASE
10-12-05

Honoring Best Practices that Promote Fair and Open Competition in the Workplace

WASHINGTON - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today launched the EEOC's second annual "Freedom to Compete Award", announcing that the agency will accept nominations through Jan

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EEOC Chair Cari Dominguez to Address Dallas Area Employers on June 12

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
6-6-03

DALLAS - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will make a rare visit to the Dallas-Forth Worth area on June 11 and 12 to meet with agency staff and speak to more than 100 area employers about cutting-edge employment issues and advise them on voluntary compliance with the federal anti-discrimination laws. She will deliver a keynote speech to a Technical

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EEOC ON WEDNESDAY TO PRESENT ‘FREEDOM TO COMPETE AWARD’ HONORING BEST PRACTICES IN EMPLOYMENT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
6-8-06

WASHINGTON – Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will present the second annual "Freedom to Compete Award" recognizing employers, organizations and individuals for initiatives that promote fair and open competition in the workplace. Seven awards will be presented during a ceremony on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., EEOC Headquarters, 1801 L Street, N.W. A media availability and

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EEOC ISSUES GUIDANCE ON REMEDIES FOR UNDOCUMENTED WORKERS UNDER LAWS PROHIBITING EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
10-26-99

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an enforcement guidance modifying its position on remedies available to unauthorized workers under federal employment discrimination laws. The guidance addresses recent legal developments and explains the basic remedies available to this class of workers under EEOC- enforced laws.

"This guidance makes clear that the anti-discrimination laws under the Commission's jurisdiction protect all employees across the

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EEOC EXCEL CONFERENCE JULY 26-30 TO FEATURE TOP FEDERAL OFFICIALS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
7-14-09

OPM Director, EEOC Acting Chairman to Make Presentations

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its annual federal sector EXCEL (Examining Conflicts in Employment Law) conference from July 26 to 30 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel.  EXCEL is the premier national federal sector law conference and the most comprehensive of its kind examining contemporary equal employment opportunity issues and other workplace topics.  The

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EEOC RECEIVES TOP RATING FOR SMALL BUSINESS OUTREACH IN SBA NATIONAL OMBUDSMAN'S REPORT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
11-10-04

Commission Recognized for Exemplary Customer Service and Compliance Assistance

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of four federal regulatory agencies, out of nearly 50 reviewed, to receive an "A" rating by the Small Business Administration (SBA) in its latest National Ombudsman's Report to Congress. The report evaluates the relationship of regulatory agencies with small employers based on six specific criteria.

"The

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COURT AWARDS $175,674 JUDGMENT IN EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT AGAINST ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
7-24-09

Women Were Abused by T&D Electric's Co-Owner/President, Agency Charged

GREENSBORO, N.C. - The U.S. District Court in the Middle District of North Carolina has ordered electrical contractor T&D Electric Company of Burlington, N.C., to pay $175,674 to two female employees who were subjected to sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

The EEOC had charged in its lawsuit (EEOC v. T&D

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EEOC AND MARTIN MARIETTA (LOCKHEED MARTIN) SETTLE MAJOR CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              CONTACT:   Claire Gonzales November 21, 1996                             Reginald Welch                                               (202) 663-4900                                               TDD:   (202) 663-4494                                                Donna L. Harper                                               (303) 866-1376                                               Frank Lopez                                               (303) 866-1326                                               TDD:   (303) 866-1950 

PRESS RELEASE
11-21-96

DENVER -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Martin Marietta Corporation, now Lockheed Martin, have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). U.S

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CITY OF GREENSBORO SUED FOR AGE DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
7-31-09

EEOC Says City Rejected Qualified 58-Year-Old Applicant Due to Ageism

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a discrimination lawsuit filed today that the City of Greensboro violated federal law by refusing to hire a qualified 58-year-old applicant because of his age, and instead hiring younger, less qualified applicants.

According to the EEOC’s complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for

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FRED MEYER STORES TO PAY $485,000 FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
12-11-08

EEOC Says Three Women Subjected to Vulgar Sexual Comments, Unwanted Touching, Propositioning

SEATTLE – Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. (Fred Meyer) will pay $485,000 to three female victims of sexual harassment and retaliation to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the EEOC announced today.

According to the EEOC's suit (EEOC, et. al. v. Fred Meyer Stores, Inc. No. CV08-0208 HA

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EEOC SETTLES FIRST MALE-ON-MALE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLASS ACTION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        CONTACT:  EEOC Wednesday, August 11, 1999                             Reuben Daniels Jr.                                                        (414) 297-1860                                                   TTY  (414) 297-1115                                                                                                               Lloyd Zimmerman                                                                                           (612) 335-4046                                                   TTY  (612) 335-4045                                                                                                 LPP                                                        Gary Hornseth                                                        (612) 337-0354 

PRESS RELEASE
8-11-99

*** VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT TOTALS $1.9 MILLION ***

MINNEAPOLIS -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Long Prairie Packing Company, Inc. (LPP) announced today that they have reached a voluntary $1.9 million

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EEOC ISSUES FACT SHEET ON EMPLOYMENT TESTS AND SELECTION PROCEDURES TO SCREEN APPLICANTS, WORKERS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
12-3-07

Agency Highlights ‘Best Practices’ for Employers to Prevent Job Discrimination

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued an extensive fact sheet on the application of federal anti-discrimination laws to employer tests and other selection procedures to screen applicants for hire and employees for promotion. The new technical assistance document is available on the agency’s web site at www.eeoc.gov/policy/docs/factemployment_procedures.html

The fact sheet describes

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EEOC PARTNERS WITH BLACKS IN GOVERNMENT; WILL PLAY ACTIVE ROLE IN NATIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
8-18-00

Activities to Include Speech by Chairwoman Castro, Town Hall Meeting, In-Depth Workshops

WASHINGTON - Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will address the 22nd Annual National Training Conference of Blacks In Government (BIG) on Wednesday, August 23, at 10:00 a.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, N.W. The Commission's participation in the conference is part of its

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GRIFFIN PIPE PRODUCTS TO PAY $100,000, and IMPLEMENT REVAMPED PROMOTION PROCEDURES

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
2-13-03

Settlement Benefits African-Americans Denied Promotion to Salaried Positions

CAMDEN, N.J. - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the resolution of its employment discrimination lawsuit against Griffin Pipe Products Company, a subsidiary of Amstead Industries, Inc., which charged the company with failing to promote Frank Loftin of Willingboro and a class of African-American employees to supervisory positions because of their race as well as

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GKN DRIVELINE NORTH AMERICA SUED FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
8-26-09

Auto Parts Company Unlawfully Fired Worker Because His Religion Forbids Saliva Test, Federal Agency Charged

GREENSBORO, N.C. – GKN Driveline North America, Inc., a Sanford, N.C.-based automotive components company, violated federal law by failing to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and by firing him because of his religion, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

According to the EEOC’s

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EEOC AND VERIZON SETTLE PREGNANCY BIAS SUIT; THOUSANDS OF WOMEN TO RECEIVE BENEFITS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
2-26-02

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the settlement of a major class action lawsuit alleging pregnancy discrimination against Verizon predecessor companies NYNEX and Bell Atlantic. Under the settlement, thousands of current and former female employees in 13 states and the District of Columbia will receive benefits estimated in the millions of dollars that were previously not made available to them

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HOME DEPOT SETTLES EEOC RETALIATION LAWSUIT FOR $84,750

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
8-7-09

Evergreen Store Fired Employee for Filing Sex Discrimination Charge, Federal Agency Said

DENVER - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced that Atlanta-based Home Depot, U.S.A., Inc., will pay $84,750 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The EEOC’s lawsuit (Case No. 06-cv-01950-LTB-CBS in U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado) charged

Press release

EEOC ISSUES NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING ON WAIVERS OF RIGHTS AND CLAIMS UNDER AGE BIAS LAW

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE              CONTACT:   Claire Gonzales March 10, 1997                                Reginald Welch                                               (202) 663-4900                                               TDD:   (202) 663-4494 

PRESS RELEASE
3-10-97

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announces that a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding waivers of rights and claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), as amended, will appear in today's Federal Register.

Under section 7(f) of the