EEOC Announces New Procedures for Obtaining Employer Position Statements During Investigation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has implemented nationwide procedures that provide for the release of employer position statements and non-confidential attachments to a charging party or representative upon request during the investigation of a charge of discrimination.  These procedures apply to all EEOC requests for position statements made to Respondents[…..]

Illinois Employer to Pay $1.7 Million for Discriminatory Attendance Policy

On November 5, 2015, the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Pactiv LLC, an Illinois-based provider of advanced packing solutions to customers around the world, will pay $1,700,000 to conciliate a disability discrimination charge filed with the EEOC alleging that the company discriminated against employees who needed time off[…..]