Author Archives: Kevin McGowan

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Two Former Federal Officials in Running to Become EEOC’s Top Lawyer

Two Former Federal Officials in Running to Become EEOC’s Top Lawyer

The White House has begun interviewing candidates for the EEOC general counsel vacancy, and two management attorneys who are former federal government officials are among those being considered. Lawrence Lorber, senior counsel with Seyfarth Shaw in Washington, and Esther Lander, a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Washington, are among the candidates

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LexisNexis Settles Pay Bias Claims for Over $1.2M

By Kevin McGowan, Bloomberg BNA LexisNexis Risk Solutions will pay more than $1.2 million to settle a Labor Department complaint it violated federal contractor anti-discrimination rules by paying women less than men performing the same jobs. Under two conciliation agreements announced Jan. 12, LexisNexis will distribute $1.2 million in back pay and interest to 211 female

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Google’s ‘Gag’ Rule for Workers Challenged in Class Suit

By Kevin McGowan, Bloomberg BNA Google Inc. is violating state law and constitutional guarantees by requiring its employees to sign overly broad confidentiality agreements that infringe their freedom to speak and work, according to a class lawsuit filed in California state court. John Doe, an anonymous Google product manager, alleged the company effectively designates anything

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GE Must Face Fired Male Transgender Worker’s Bias Claims

By Kevin McGowan, Bloomberg BNA A black male transgender worker fired by General Electric Co. may pursue sex and race discrimination claims based on his discharge and alleged harassment, a federal court in Kentucky ruled. It’s an open question whether the federal prohibition on sex discrimination in employment covers discrimination based on a worker’s gender