by Kristen Smith and John Ho, Esqs.
We’re now well into the first quarter of the year and already a few trends are becoming apparent in the way the federal government will enforce labor and employment laws in 2012. Two significant emphases will be hiring discrimination and.
EEOC tackles hiring bias
In the past several months, the EEOC has filed two high-profile lawsuits against employers for alleged discriminatory hiring practices.
The EEOC is suing Bass Pro Shops, alleging that the sporting goods retailer engaged in a pattern or practice of failing to hire black and Hispanic applicants. In the lawsuit, the EEOC alleges that managers made overt racist comments acknowledging the company’s discriminatory hiring practices, and stated that black applicants did not fit the chain’s corporate profile.
Then the EEOC sued Texas Roadhouse restaurants, alleging that the company systematically failed to hire ind...(register to read more)