David Lopez, EEOC GC, on Litigation and Enforcement (LEL903)

David Lopez, the EEOC’s General Counsel, and Barry Hartstein (ILR ‘73), Co-Chair of the EEO & Diversity Practice Group at Littler Mendelson PC,presented a lively discussion of key agency developments in 2015, concentrating on strategic enforcement and litigation, as well as EEOC cases to watch in 2016; included will be updates on:

  • Procedural developments, including  recent cases discussing the permissible scope of EEOC  investigations and the impact of Mach Mining
  • Key EEOC litigation related to its Strategic Enforcement Plan, involving:
    • Hiring and recruitment barriers, including criminal history and testing practices
    • Protecting vulnerable workers
    • Pregnancy discrimination, religious accommodation, reasonable accommodation and related concerns under the ADA
    • Gender identity and sexual orientation discrimination cases
    • Directed investigations under the ADEA and Equal Pay Act and related litigation
    • EEOC initiated litigation without charges or conciliation
    • Preventing harassment on the basis of sex, race, and other forms of harassment through systemic enforcement

When:             Friday, February 12, 2016
                       8:30 am – Registration & Breakfast
                       9:00 am – 11:00 am—Program
Where
:            Cornell ILR NYC Conference Center
                       16 East 34th Street, 6th floor
                       New York, NY 10016
Fee
:                 $150.00 (includes materials and continental breakfast)
CLE Credit:      2.0 NYS CLEs – Professional Practice (Transitional and Non-Transitional)

Co-Sponsored by:  Littler

Agenda (DOC, 101 KB)
Bios (DOCX, 74 KB)
Materials
Cases:
Anthony Foxx, Secy., Dept. of Transportation, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133080 (July 15, 2015).
Arizona ex re. Goddard & EEOC v. GEO Grp., Inc., No. 2:10-cv-1995-PHX-SRB, Consent Decree (D. Ariz. Apr. 26, 2013).
Baldwin v. Foxx, Department of Transportation, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133080 (July 15, 2015).
Broussard v. First Tower Loan, LLC (case No. 2:15-cv-01161).
Burrows v. The College of Central Florida, 5:14-cv-00197-JSM-PRL (11th Cir. Filed Sept. 10, 2015).
Complainant v. U.S. Postal Service, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133382 (Feb. 11, 2015).
EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 731 f.3D 1106 (10TH Cir. 2013).
EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., 135 S. Ct. 1645 (June 1, 2015).
EEOC v. A.C. Widenhouse, 2013 WL 664230 (M.D. N.C. 2013).
EEOC v. Aerotek, No. 11-1349 (7th Cir. 2013).
EEOC v. A’Gaci, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14317 (W.D. Tex. Feb 5, 2015).*
EEOC v. Akal Sec., Inc., No. 08-1274-JTM (D. Kan. 2010).
EEOC v. Allstate Insurance Company, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 2330 (3d Cir. Feb 13, 2015).*
EEOC v. AutoZone, Inc., 14-cv-3385 (N.D. Ill., Filed Nov. 2, 2015).
EEOC v. AutoZone, Inc. (E.D. Mass. No. 10-cv-11648-WGY resolved 3/29/2013).
EEOC v. Bashas Inc., 2014 U.S. App. LEXIS 19132 (9th Cir. Oct. 7, 2014).*
EEOC v. Bass Pro, 4:11-cv-03425 WL 6453606 (S.D. Tex., Filed Nov. 17, 2014).
EEOC v. BMW Manufacturing Co. LLC, 7:13-cv-01583-HMH-JDA (D.S.C. filed June 2013).
EEOC v. BMW Manufacturing Co., 7:13-cv-01583-HMH (D.S.C., Consent Decree, Sept. 8, 2013).
EEOC v. Boh Bros. Constr., 731 F.3d 444 (5th Cir. 2013).
EEOC v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe R.R., 669 F.3d 1154 (10th Cir. 2012).
EEOC v. Caterpillar, Inc., 409 F.3d 831 (7th Cir. 2005).
EEOC v. Chipotle Mexican Grill, 1:13-cv-11503 (D. Mass. 2015).
EEOC v. City of Richmond, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 540 (N.D. Ind. May 11, 2015).*
EEOC v. Cognis, Corp., 2:10-cv-02182-MPM-DGB (C.D. Ill. 2012).
EEOC v. Consol Energy, Inc. & Consolidation Coal Co. (N.D. W. Va. No. 13-cv-00215, 2015).
EEOC v. Creative Networks, 912 F.Supp.2d 828 (D. Ariz. 2012).
EEOC v. CRST Van Expedited, Inc., 679 F. 3d 657 – Court of Appeals (8th Cir. 2012).
EEOC v. CVS Pharm. Inc., 2015 U.S. App LEXIS 21963 (7th Cir. 2015).*
EEOC v. CVS Pharm. Inc., 14-3653 (7th Cir. Dec. 17, 2015).
EEOC v. Darden Restaurants, Inc., 15-cv-20561 (S.D. Fla., Filed Feb. 12, 2015).
EEOC v. Deluxe Financial Services Corp., 15-cv-02646 (Consent Decree Jan. 2016).
EEOC v. Doherty Enterprises Inc., 9:2014-cv-81184 Document 32 (S.D. Fla. 2015).
EEOC v. Dollar General, No. 13-cv-04307 (N.D. Ill. 2015).
EEOC v. EmCare, 2015 WL 4692419 (N.D. Tex. 2015).
EEOC v. Evans Fruit, No. CV-10-3033-LRS (E.D. Wash. June 24, 2010).
EEOC v. Federal Express Corp., 543 F.3d 531 (9th Cir. 2008).
EEOC v. Flambeau, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 173482 (D. Wis., Dec. 30, 2015).*
EEOC v. Florida Commercial Services, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183675 (S.D. Fla. Dec. 8, 2014).*
EEOC v. Ford Motor Company, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 5813 (6th Cir. 2015).*
EEOC v. Ford, 752 F.3d 634 (6th Cir. 2014).
EEOC v. Forge Industries, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164552 (S.D. Ind. Nov. 24, 2014).*
EEOC v. Freeman, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 2592 (4th Cir. Feb. 20, 2015).*
EEOC v. Freeman, 778 F.3d 463 (4th Cir. 2015).
EEOC v. Global Horizons, 11-00257 (D. Hawaii, filed April 11, 2011).
EEOC v. Global Horizons, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148410 (E.D. Wash. Nov. 2, 2015).*
EEOC v. Global Horizons, 7 F.Supp.3d 1053 (D. Haw. 2014).
EEOC v. Helping Hand Home Health Care, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88620 Case No. 13- MC51043 (E.D. Mich. May 20, 2015).*
EEOC v. Hill Country Farms (d/b/a Henry’s Turkey Service), 899 F.Supp.2d (S.D. Iowa 2013).
EEOC v. Honeywell, 14-cv-04517 (D. Minn., Filed Oct. 27, 2014).
EEOC v. Houston Funding, 717 F.3d 425 (5th Cir. 2013).
EEOC v. JB USA LLC, 1:10-cv-02103 (D. Colo., filed Aug 30 2010).
EEOC v. Jet Stream Ground Services, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 130838 (D. Colo. Sept. 29, 2015).*
EEOC v. Jewel-Osco, 09-cv-5637 (N.D. Ill. 2014).
EEOC v. Kaplan, 2014 748 F.3d 749 (6th Cir. Apr. 2014).
EEOC v. Kronos, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45499 (W.D. Pa. June 1, 2009).*
EEOC v. Lakeland Eye Clinic, 8:14-cv-2421 (M.D. Fla. Sep. 25, 2014).
EEOC v. LHC Group, Inc. d/b/a/ Gulf Coast Homecare, 773 F.3d 688 (5th Cir. 2014).
EEOC v. Mach Mining, 738 F.3d 171 (7th Cir. 2013).
EEOC v. Mach Mining, 135 S. Ct. 1645, 1656 (2015).
EEOC v. Maryland Insurance Administration, Civil Action 1:15-cv-01091-JFM (D. Md., filed April 2015).
EEOC v. Mavis Discount Tire, 1:12-cv-00741 (S.D.N.Y., Filed Jan. 31, 2012).
EEOC v. McLane Company, Inc., 2015 U.S. App. 2:12-cv-02469-GMS (9th Cir. Oct. 27, 2015).
EEOC v. New Breed Logistics, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 665 (6th Cir. Apr. 22, 2015).*
EEOC v. New Prime, Inc., 42 F.Supp.3d 1201 (W.D. Mo. 2014).
EEOC v. Ohio Health Corp., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84016 (S.D. Ohio June 29, 2015).*
EEOC v. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist LEXIS 81977 (W.D. Ark. 2015).*
EEOC v. Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc., 11-2153 (W.D. Ark. 2013).
EEOC v. Parker Drilling, 3:13-cv-00181 (D. Alaska 2015).
EEOC v. Patterson-UTI Drilling Company LLC, Case No. 15-cv-00600-WYD CBS consent decree (D. Colo. 2015).
EEOC v. Performance Food Group, 1:13-cv-01712 (D. Md. June 17, 2014).
EEOC v. Pitre Buick, 908 F.Supp.2d 1165 (D.N.M. 2012).
EEOC v. Port Authority of NY & NJ, 2012 WL 1758128 (S.D.N.Y., May 17, 2012).
EEOC v. Presrite Corp., No. 11-cv-260 (N.D. Ohio 2012).
EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. (E.D. Mich. Civ. No. 2:14-cv-13710-SFC-DRG filed Sept. 24, 2014).
EEOC v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21228 (11th Cir. Nov. 6, 2015).*
EEOC v. Shell Oil, 466 U.S. 54 (1984).
EEOC v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 304 (W.D. NY Jan. 2, 2014).*
EEOC v. Sterling Jewelers, Inc., No. 14-1782 (2nd Cir. Sept. 9, 2015).
EEOC v. Texas Roadhouse, 1:11-cv-11732 (D. Mass., Filed Sept. 30, 2011).
EEOC v. Union Pacific R.R., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57305 (E.D, Wis. May 1, 2015).*
EEOC v. United Airlines, 693 F.3d 760 (7th Cir. 2012).
EEOC v. United Airlines, 287 F.3d 643 (7th Cir. 2002).
EEOC v. United Parcel Service, 587 F.3d 136 (2nd Cir. 2009).
EEOC v. United Parcel Service, 1:09-cv-05291 (N.D. Ill., 2014).
EEOC v. United Parcel Service, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 169215 (N.D. Ill. Dec 2, 2014).*
EEOC v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 6.01-cv-339-KKC (E.D. Ky. 2011).
EEOC v. Watkins Motor Lines, Inc., 553 F.3d 593 (7th Cir. 2009).
EEOC v. Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 10874 (4th Cir. 2015).*
Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital, Inc., No. 15-15234 (11th Cir.).
General Telephone Company v. EEOC, 446 U.S. 318 (1980).
Glenn v. Brumby, 663 F.3d 1312 (11th Cir. 2011).
International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. U.S., 431 U.S. 324 (1977).
Jamal V. Saks & Co., 4:14-cv-02782, Docket No. 17 (S.D. Tex. filed Jan. 26, 2015).
Lusardi v. McHugh, EEOC Appeal No. 0120133395 (April 1, 2015).
Mach Mining LLC v. EEOC, 135 S. Ct. 1645 (2015).
Macy v. DOJ, EEOC Appeal No. 020120821 (Apr. 20, 2012).
McDonnell Douglas Corp. v. Green, 411 U.S. 792 (1973).
Muhammad v. Caterpillar Inc., 767 F.3d 694 (7th Cir. 2014).
Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Services, Inc., 523 U.S. 75 (1998).
Serrano v. Cintas, 04-cv-40132 (E.D. Mich., Amended Complaint filed March 13, 2013).
Serrano v. Cintas, 699 F.3d 884 (6th Cir. 2013).
State of Texas v. EEOC, 5:13-cv-00255 (N.D. Tex., Aug. 20, 2014.)
Young v. UPS, 575 U.S.___ (2015).
Young v. UPS, 707 F.3d 437 (4th Cir. 2013).

Papers and Miscellaneous:
Effective Position Statements, U.S. EEOC
Hartstein, Barry A., Insight, “Review of Key EEOC Developments: Successes and Failures in FY 2015 and What to Watch for in DY 2016.” Littler (February 1, 2016). (PDF, 231 KB)
Lopez, David and Amaya, Andrea, “Chapter One, The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Magna Carta of Human Rights” Title VII of the Civil Rights Act After 50 Years: Proceedings of the New York University 67th Annual Conference on Labor (2015). (DOCX, 547 KB)

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