New York Labor And Employment Law Report

New York Labor And Employment Law Report

Category Archives: Race Discrimination

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Federal District Court Scolds EEOC for Meritless Background Check Lawsuit

Posted in Background Checks, Employment Discrimination, Race Discrimination
As previously reported, the elimination of barriers in recruitment and hiring was identified as one of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s six priorities in its 2013-2016 Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”).  Accordingly, the EEOC is focusing its enforcement efforts and resources on eradicating both class-based intentional discrimination, as well as facially-neutral recruitment and hiring practices that… Continue Reading

EEOC Issues Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions

Posted in Race Discrimination
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued its Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  The guidance follows prior statements by the EEOC concerning employers’ use of arrest and conviction information when making employment… Continue Reading

Recent OFCCP and EEOC Enforcement Actions Suggest an Increased Focus on Alleged Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Posted in Employment Discrimination, Federal Contractors, Race Discrimination
Recent complaints filed by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") against employers suggest that those federal agencies are aggressively pursuing allegations of discriminatory hiring practices.… Continue Reading

Supreme Court considers arguments in City of New Haven race discrimination case

Posted in Race Discrimination
On April 22, 2009, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments from both parties in the case of Ricci v. DeStefano. In the Ricci case, 17 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter who passed promotional examinations filed claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution that the… Continue Reading