Lawyers' Committee Supports the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Under Perez's leadership, the elimination of employment discrimination has been a focal point. Read More »
Amicus brief argues that Title VII does not require discrimination to be the "sole" reason for an improper employment decision. Read More »
NCAA’s ban on coaches with a felony conviction in NCAA-certified high school events violates Title II of the Civil Rights Act. Read More »
- May 21, 2013 “Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring” Released Today by National Civil and Workers’ Rights Groups The Lawyers' Committee and other national groups advocating for civil rights and workers’ rights today released a guide for employers to limit use of criminal history in order to avoid unlawful discrimination in hiring applicants for new jobs. Read More »
- May 21 Best Practice Standards: The Proper Use of Criminal Records in Hiring The Best Practice Standards are designed to help employers evaluate applicants with criminal records by applying concrete, practical procedures, based on the recommendations from the EEOC. Following them will help employers make hiring decisions that will maximize productivity and minimize the risk of liability.
- Apr 18 The Lawyers' Committee Supports Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez as Next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor The Lawyers' Committee submitted a letter to ranking members in the Senate urging swift confirmation of Thomas Perez as next Secretary of Labor
- Apr 16 Lawyers' Committee Files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court in Employment Discrimination Case The Lawyers' Committee filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that Title VII does not require discrimination to be the "sole" reason for an improper employment decision.