In response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released 2016–2020 Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report data of federal contractors that did not previously object to disclosure of their information.
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Federal Judge Rules Grocery Store Did Not Retaliate Over Facemask Dress Code Policy
On January 23, 2023, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled that a group of former employees had not shown that a grocery store chain unlawfully retaliated against them for opposing a dress code policy that prohibited the wearing of facemasks with “Black Lives Matter” messaging.
Check the List: Is OFCCP Ready to Release Your Company’s EEO-1 Report?
In response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Center for Investigative Reporting, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is preparing to release the 2016-0220 EEO-1 Type 2 (Consolidated) reports of federal contractors that did not previously object to disclosure. OFCCP’s List of Non-Objectors identifies
EEOC Anticipates Mid-July for 2022 EEO-1 Reporting to Begin
In an update on its EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection landing page, EEOC announced
“the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-July 2023. Updates regarding the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection, including the opening date, will be posted to www.eeocdata.org/eeo1 as they become available.
Anheuser-Busch Settles Worker’s Retaliation Claims
Anheuser-Busch, the owner of notable beer brands including Budweiser and Stella Artois, settled a worker’s retaliation claims in a concise one-page order. Before resolving the case, however, a portion of Mary Behnke’s retaliation lawsuit was dismissed for not satisfying the statute of limitations for filing such claims.
DOL Notifies Government Contractors That It Intends to Disclose EEO-1 Data for Nonobjectors
We recently reported on a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request covering government contractors’ 2016–2020 Type 2 EEO-1 reports announced in the Federal Register, pursuant to which contractors had until October 19, 2022, to object to the disclosure of their data. The requesting investigative reporter and nonprofit news organization subsequently
OFCCP Sued to Compel Release of EEO-1 Data
Readers will recall that in August 2022, OFCCP published a notice in the Federal Register advising employers that it was the subject of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking EEO-1 data from all federal contractors, including first-tier subcontractors, for the period 2016-2020.
OFCCP Notifying Non-Objecting Contractors of Intent to Disclose EEO-1 Data
On the heels of the filing of the Center of Investigative Reporting lawsuit alleging OFCCP is not properly responding to its FOIA request for federal contractor 2016-2022 EEO-1 Type 2 Reports, the Agency is notifying companies for which it does not have a record of an objection, that the Agency
Center for Investigative Reporting Files Lawsuit Seeking Release of Federal Contractor EEO-1 Reports
As we previously reported, in 2019 Will Evans from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) submitted a FOIA request to OFCCP seeking all Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Reports filed by federal contractors from 2016-2020. In response to the request, OFCCP published notice in the Federal Register pursuant to the Freedom
EEOC Proposes Streamlined EEO-1 Filing
On November 10, 2022, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued proposed revisions to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) Component 1 data collection to streamline the process for large employers with multiple establishments.
DOL Sued Over FOIA Request for Contractors’ EEO-1 Reports
On November 15, 2022, an investigative reporter and a nonprofit news organization sued the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The investigative reporter previously submitted multiple FOIA requests for federal contractors’ and first-tier subcontractors’ Type 2 Consolidated EEO-1 Report data to the DOL’s Office
Seventh Circuit Ruling Reminds Courts Not to Draw ‘Narrow’ Comparisons in Title VII Cases
On October 26, 2022, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit handed employers another reminder of the potential benefits of consistent management.
Full Fifth Circuit to Rehear Case Challenging Its ‘Ultimate Employment Decisions’ Rule
The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit will rehear a case to decide whether its standard for proving workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act improperly screens out legitimate discrimination Title VII complaints.
Practical Guidance to Mitigate Risks to Employers of “Bad Actors” Who Engage in Retaliatory Acts
The Biden Administration recently announced increased coordination between EEOC, the US DOL and the NLRB to strengthen an intra-agency approach focused on combatting unlawful workplace retaliation. The approach will raise awareness and engage not only workers and the public, but also other key stakeholders, including employers.
Given the Administration’s focus,