The Supreme Court delivered disappointing 5-4 decisions in Vance v. Ball State University and Nassar v. University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. Read More »
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 »
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 »
- Jun 26 Members of Congress, Civil Rights Groups Celebrate Landmark Marriage Equality Ruling, Call for Full Federal LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections Today, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling expanding marriage equality to all 50 states, a broad coalition of civil rights groups and members of Congress issued the following statement:
- Apr 15 Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine Testifies Before EEOC Today, 50 years since the creation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law President and Executive Director Barbara Arnwine testified on the 21st century challenges to an equal playing field in the work environment.
- Jul 16 Coalition to President Obama: No Discrimination Exemption A coalition of 98 religious, civil rights, education and religious liberty organizations today urged President Obama to reject calls to include a religious exemption in his recently-announced executive order to prohibit government contractors from discriminating based on sexual orientation and gender identity in hiring. The letter to the President noted that including this kind of exemption would allow for taxpayer-funded discrimination.