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What Does the EEOC Suit Against CVS Mean For You?

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On February 7th, the EEOC announced that it was filing suit against CVS, alleging that CVS used a severance agreement that interfered with an employee’s right to file discrimination charges or communicate and cooperate with the EEOC. In short, the EEOC is challenging the use of a number of provisions used in most severance agreements.…

EEOC Offers Guidance on Using Arrests and Convictions in the Hiring Process

The EEOC voted 4-1 to release enforcement guidance regarding the use of arrest and conviction records in the hiring process. With the easy availability of criminal records today, and a population who is increasingly coming into contact with the criminal justice system, particularly African-American and Hispanic men, the EEOC determined that updated guidance was needed.…

Termination Time

No matter what, the time will come where you need to terminate an employee. The reason is generally immaterial, unless it is illegal or discriminatory, whether it is performance-related or simply a bad cultural fit, not every employee you hire will work out. The most important, and most often asked, question is: what do I…

Anatomy of an EEOC Charge

When an employee believes he or she has been discriminated against at work because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information under a number of federal laws, they can file a Charge of Discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. All of the laws enforced…

Background Checks Aren’t for Everyone

Employers routinely use background checks when hiring new employees, without considering the consequences of using them on every applicant. The EEOC’s current standing policy provides that criminal background checks should be limited to only those positions where such information is “job-related and of business necessity,” and should only seek information about convictions, not arrests. The…