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, May 13, 2013
The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Niagara County, N.Y., alleging that Niagara County discriminated against Carisa Boddecker when it forced her to take a leave of absence during her pregnancy.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Justice Department filed a complaint alleging that the County Employees' and Officers' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County and Cook County willfully violated the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.