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Missouri AG Alleges IBM Used Unlawful Quotas in Employment Practices

Missouri AG Andrew Bailey has sued International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM”), alleging that the company’s use of racial quotas in hiring and other employment actions violates the Missouri Human Rights Act’s prohibition on discriminatory employment practices. According to the complaint, IBM’s “diversity modifier” policy established employment quotas based on race, color, national origin, sex, or ancestry.…

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GOP AGs Extend a Hand in Fighting EEOC on Alleged Title VII Overreach

A group of 18 Republican AGs sued the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over its Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace (Enforcement Document) which informs employers that failing to accommodate their employees’ gender identities violates Title VII. According to the complaint, the Enforcement Document allegedly expands the scope of Title VII liability beyond what…

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NJ Clarifies Civil Rights Protections for Out-of-State Remote Workers

New Jersey AG Matthew Platkin and his office’s Division on Civil Rights issued Guidance on Discrimination and Out-of-State Remote Workers, clarifying that the protections of the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD)—which prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, color, national origin, ancestry,…

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AG Ellison Accuses Dairy Producer of Milking Workers Dry

Minnesota AG Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against Evergreen Acres Dairy, LLC and affiliated entities and individuals (collectively, “Evergreen”) alleging that the dairy producer violated Minnesota wage and hour laws and rental housing laws by depriving low-wage employees of earned wages and illegally deducting rent for onsite housing that failed to meet standards of habitability.…

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