Sexual Harassment EEOC update

11,364.  That’s the number of new charges that were filed regarding Sexual Harassment with the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) in 2011.  Of the 11,364 cases, 16.3% were filed by males. In 2011,the EEOC paid out $52.3 million is monetary benefits to claimants, and this number does not include awards provided through litigation.    During the past year, the EEOC resolved …

Written By: Eugena Bellamy

Court Forces EEOC to Pay $4.5 Million in Fees and Expenses

Good news for employers coming from the state of Iowa. The EEOC is required to pay $4.5 million in fees to defendant in a Title VII sexual harassment complaint. The federal district court in Iowa found that the Title VII claim filled by the EEOC was meritless and warranted reimbursement of fees and expenses because the EEOC failed to investigate …

Written By: Jake Stratton

New EEOC and Colorado Minimum Wage Posters

New Posters Effective November 21, 2009 ALL employers are required to post the new Equal Employer Opportunity Poster.  This notice now includes Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008(GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment. Effective January 1, 2010 all Colorado employers are required to post the new Colorado Minimum Wage Order Poster. This notice explains what rights and protections …

Written By: Jim Thibodeau

ALERT: EEOC Claims Increasing

2007 EEOC discrimination charges jumped to highest level in five years The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported a total of 82,792 private sector discrimination charges were filed in fiscal year 2007. This is the highest volume of incoming charges since 2002, and the largest annual increase (9%) since the early 1990s, according to the federal agency’s enforcement and …

Written By: Jake Stratton