Seyfarth Shaw LLP has released its annual report on EEOC legal activities and court rulings, the most definitive source of intelligence that focuses exclusively on EEOC-related litigation. Please join us for a webinar that will discuss some of the book's top developments and decisions.
The book's Co-authors Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. and Christopher J. DeGroff, co-chairs of the firm’s Complex Discrimination Litigation practice group, will lead this interactive discussion.
Some substantive trends to be discussed are:
- A Transforming Docket: Systemic Initiative– Evolution in the EEOC’s agenda to champion bigger, more complex, and more media-driven cases was prevalent in 2013.
- ADA Cases a Key Priority– Even though it is not expressly one of the EEOC’s “Big Six” national priorities, assertion of disability claims was a chart-topper for the EEOC in FY 2013.
- EEOC Focused on Pregnancy Discrimination– The EEOC is clearly focused on breaking the “maternal wall” with its litigation of pregnancy discrimination litigation and its declaration that it is a “widespread problem in the workplace, no matter the size of the employer.
- Religion Lawsuits on the Rise– Religious discrimination lawsuits filed by the EEOC rose 33 percent in 2013.
- 2013: Mixed Bag for Subpoena Enforcement Actions – EEOC filings dropped by nearly half, down from 33 in 2012 to 17 in 2013, but the EEOC v. Aerotek and EEOC v. HomeNurse opinions provide employers with critical “goal posts” delineating the scope of the EEOC’s subpoena authority.
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*CLE Credit for this webinar has been awarded in the following states: CA, IL and NY. CLE Credit is pending for the following states: GA, NJ, TX and VA. Please note that in order to receive full credit for attending this webinar, the registrant must be present for the entire session.