Posts tagged Jacqueline Berrien.

I just learned today that earlier this week, Jacqueline Berrien, the first Chair of the Equal EmploymentJacqueline_Berrien.JPG Opportunity Commission appointed by President Obama, died of cancer at the age of 53.

Ms. Berrien stepped down from the EEOC in 2014. The agency's current Chair is Jenny Yang.

I did not always agree with Ms. Berrien, and I've given her what I hope she took as some good-natured ...

Last week, I posted about the Supreme Court's decision in Vance v. Ball State, a nice win for employers. Here's another: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, in which the Court held that a plaintiff seeking to get to a jury on a retaliation claim has to meet an exacting standard of proof.

 

Soccer.UEFA-Women's_Cup_Final_2005_at_Potsdam_5.jpgSome employers celebrate their recent victory at the Supreme Court.


What the case ...

Dear Jackie,

How ya doin'? I'm not too bad . . . just keepin' my nose to the grindstone at work and enjoyin' the spring weather, and not a whole lot else . . . same old, same old.

Listen, hon. I know it's been a while since we've been in touch, but when I saw your new "Enforcement Guidance on the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions Under Title VII of the Civil ...

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held a public hearing this week on leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

This is a smokin' hot subject, particularly in light of the ADA Amendments Act and its regulations, which Danger sign.jpgexpand the ADA's coverage to a dramatically larger population, the "new," more activist EEOC under Chair ...

Robin Shea has 30 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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