Jackson National Life Insurance Settles EEOC Case at $20.5 Million

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been actively cracking down on employers that discriminate against individuals in the workplace, a recent lawsuit against Jackson National Life Insurance demonstrates. The EEOC first filed the lawsuit in September 2016 when the agency charged Jackson for “tolerating a working environment hostile to female and African American…

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Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Two female employees of The Walt Disney Company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit alleges that the entertainment giant has violated the state’s equal pay act by paying their male colleagues more for doing similar work. Andrus Anderson, the San Francisco law firm representing the…

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EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

For Equal Pay Day this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update on its enforcement activity, highlighting on the penalty assessments for the 2018 FY. In particular, the EEOC stated that for the 2018 FY, the agency collected nearly $15 million from cases involving equal pay violations: $10.5 million for resolving administrative…

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Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Software company Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The company has responded with an amended list of core values and a transparent roadmap for improving the culture in the workplace. The class action lawsuit was filed by one current and one former employee of Riot Games in early…

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Equal Pay Laws Creating Patchwork of Regulatory Requirements

Equal Pay Laws Creating Patchwork of Regulatory Requirements

The push for equal pay is becoming a global initiative. It could be argued that the U.S. is playing catch-up both on the global stage and at home, where states and cities are moving assertively to address the equal pay issue. As with any issue where state and local governments start taking the initiative, as…

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Oregon State is Subject to its Own Equal Pay Law

Oregon State is Subject to its Own Equal Pay Law

As state lawmakers work to implement the state’s 2017 pay equity legislation before its January 2019 deadline, a lawsuit involving Cheyenne Ross and her employer, the State of Oregon, may be a harbinger of the challenges the state may face. Oregon has one of the more stringent equal pay requirements in the country, including measures…

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