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A Colorado federal judge recently ordered the City and County of Denver to pay $1.67 million to job applicants who alleged that Denver’s employment screening tests had a disparate impact on black and Latino applicants.  The class action was tried in an 8-day bench trial in April 2016 after Judge Krieger denied summary judgment.

As many of you probably know, the EEOC has issued a proposed rule that, if adopted, would require significant changes to the EEO-1 reporting requirements.  The rule proposal is designed to help the EEOC gather data related to pay discrimination claims.  If adopted, it will require employers who are required to complete annual EEO-1 reports

Another employer has settled a GINA class action brought by the EEOC – for $187,500.

The EEOC told a Practising Law Institute conference two years ago of a number of workplace issues which it planned to address, one of which was  targeting violations of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (“GINA”).  The law was new (2009),

On May 17, 2013 we reported that in accordance with its priorities in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (“SEP”) the EEOC announced that it filed a GINA class action against The Founders Pavilion, Inc., a Corning, N.Y. nursing and rehabilitation center, its first systemic lawsuit under GINA.

GINA,  the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, has been

The New York Times reported today that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $160 million to settle a racial discrimination case filed eight years ago on behalf of 700 black brokers.  The settlement funds will be distributed to all Merrill black brokers and trainees employed since May 2001, who may number 1,200.

The Times said

In a major victory for employers, a New York federal circuit court ruled yesterday that an employer with a mandatory arbitration agreement with Goldman Sachs can require an employee to go to arbitration on a Title VII class action because Title VII contains no substantive right to pursue a pattern-or-practice sex-bias claim.


The employee

As predicted in a previous post, another employer has attempted to expand the recent Supreme Court decision upholding arbitration agreements to quash a potential class action sexual harassment case.

On Tuesday, O’Melveny & Myers, LLP argued before a California federal court that the recent AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion decision compels arbitration in a putative

In a statement issued on June 10, 2010, President Obama made a direct call to the Senate to enact the Paycheck Fairness Act.   As employers may remember, there was a flurry of activity surrounding the United States Supreme Court’s Lily Ledbetter decision which narrowly construed the applicable statute of limitations in cases brought under the