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 »
- 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.
- Jul 11 Lawyers’ Committee Applauds Federal District Court Decision to Certify Class in US Census Bureau Hiring Discrimination Case On July 1st, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled that the federal suit in Houser et al. v. Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce can go forward as a class action case.
- Feb 24 The San Francisco “Fair Chance Ordinance” places new limits on employers' use of criminal history information A new San Francisco ordinance — named the Fair Chance Ordinance — places new limits on a covered employer’s ability to obtain and use criminal history information for job applicants.