The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed its usual flurry of lawsuits in the final weeks of the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, but far fewer than it has in recent years as the agency’s priorities shifted and it grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Judith Ramirez received a letter this month that she’d been dreading: The Honolulu hotel that furloughed her from a housekeeping job in March, during the lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, made her layoff permanent.
U.S. job openings increased further in July, though more workers quit their jobs in the retail as well as professional and business services industries likely because of fears of exposure to COVID-19 and problems with childcare.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Monday filed a lawsuit accusing United Airlines Inc of religious discrimination for requiring a Buddhist pilot with alcoholism to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings despite his objection to their religious nature.
U.S. companies are raising new questions about how they can make workplaces safe after the world’s top public health agency acknowledged the risk that tiny airborne droplets of the novel coronavirus may contribute to its spread, industry healthcare consultants said.