The Employment Litigation Section enforces against state and local
government employers the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, as amended, and other federal laws prohibiting employment
practices that discriminate on grounds of race, sex, religion, and national
origin. The Section also enforces against state and local government employers
and private employers the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994,
which prohibits employers from discriminating or retaliating against an employee
or applicant for employment because of such person's past, current or future
Monday, June 9, 2014
The Department of Justice entered into and filed a consent decree that, if approved by the court, will resolve the department's allegations that the city of Austin violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Justice Department announced that they had reached an agreement with Penske Truck Leasing Co. resolving claims that Penske violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.