EEOC making progress on two key discrimination cases
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 22, 2013 in Employee Rights
The Legal Times(1/18, Greene) "The BLT" blog reported, "It's been a good week in court for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, with agency lawyers racking up wins in two proceedings involving cases of systemic discrimination, a top priority under the EEOC's new strategic enforcement plan."
According to the blog post, "on January 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit made final its decision to remand the EEOC's case against Cintas Corp., reversing the district court judge and ruling there was 'no basis' to require the agency to pay $2.6 million in attorney fees." In addition, the blog post describes progress made by the EEOC on a suit against UPS "alleging the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by allowing disabled employees only 12-month leaves of absence and failing to reasonably accommodate their disabilities."
This is good news considering reports are saying the EEOC is getting is getting its budget cut. Those of us who represent victims are going to have to step up to protect equal rights.If something similar has happened to you, contact an EEOC lawyer from the Phillips Law Group by calling or texting 1-800-706-3000 for a free consultation by phone. No fees to start and no fees unless we win your case.