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EEOC Sues Zachry Construction Corporation For Disability Discrimination

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:27
Zachry Construction Corporation, a San Antonio-based construction and industrial contractor, violated federal law when it fired several employees whose post-offer medical questionnaires and subsequent medical examinations revealed they had disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit. At the time of termination, all these employees were already performing their job duties in a satisfactory manner, the EEOC said.

InsideUp To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:44
InsideUp Inc., a San Diego-based marketing company, will pay $10,500 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Memorial Healthcare Sued by EEOC For Religious Discrimination

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 12:12
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today that a health care provider in Owosso, Mich., violated federal law when it rescinded a job offer because of the applicant’s religion and need for a religious accommodation.

Signature Industrial Services Sued By EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:22
Signature Industrial Services, LLC (SIS) unlawfully fired three laborers – all of whom were brothers – because of a blood disorder that runs through their family, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Restaurant Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana for Pregnancy Discrimination

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:19
Maurizio’s Trattoria Italiana, LLC, a fine-dining Italian restaurant in Encinitas near San Diego, violated federal law when it discriminated and fired a female employee after learning of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Approves Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2018-2022

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:28
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has approved its Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2018-2022. The Strategic Plan serves as a framework for the Commission in achieving its mission to prevent and remedy unlawful employment discrimination and advance equal opportunity for all in the workplace. Implementation of the new Strategic Plan will begin in February 2018.

Decostar Industries to Pay $38,500 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:16
Decostar Industries, Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts based in Carrollton, Ga., will pay $38,500 and provide other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Coleman Company and EEOC Reach Agreement To Resolve Discrimination Charge And Revise Settlement Agreements

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 11:14
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and The Coleman Company, Inc. have reached a voluntary conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of disability discrimination raised by a former employee, the federal agency said today.

EEOC Sues SMX Staffing Company for Sexual Harassment

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:51
An international staffing company violated federal law when it allowed a manager at a Kansas City, Kan., worksite to repeatedly sexually harass female workers on a manufacturing line, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today in federal court.

The Cheesecake Factory to Pay $15,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 19:02
The Cheesecake Factory and its wholly owned subsidiary will pay $15,000 and implement changes to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

EEOC Sues West Meade Place, LLP For Disability Discrimination

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:14
Tennessee-based West Meade Place LLP, doing business as The HealthCare Center at West Meade Place, violated federal law by refusing to provide a reasonable accommodation to an employee who suffers from an anxiety disorder, and then firing her because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced on February 1, 2018.

Kentucky Fried Chicken Franchise to Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 15:07
Hester Foods, Inc., the operator of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Dublin, Ga., will pay $30,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Aqua Resources to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Racial Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:46
Aqua Resources Inc., a Delaware-based water and wastewater service company, will pay $150,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a federal racial harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Announces Two High-Level Staff Appointments

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:35
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of two career federal employees to key Senior Executive Service (SES) mana­gerial positions at the agency. The SES is a federal government personnel program in which civil service employees serve at various agencies at a level just below the top presidential appointees. Belinda F. McCallister is the new director of the Dallas District Office, and Jamie Williamson has entered federal service as the new director of the Philadelphia District Office.

Vantage Drilling Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 14:22
Vantage, a Houston-based group of interrelated energy, drilling and management companies, violated federal law by firing an employee because he had heart attack on board one of Vantage’s drilling rigs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on January 26, 2018.

EEOC Files Disability Discrimination Lawsuit Against Heritage Home Group

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 12:02
Heritage Home Group, LLC (Heritage Home), a North Carolina corporation that designs, manufactures, sources and retails home furnishings, violated federal law when it denied a reasonable accommodation to one of its employees and then fired him, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

XPO Last Mile Will Pay $94,541 To Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 08:33
XPO Last Mile, Inc., a logistics company that specializes in the delivery of items such as office furniture, home furnishings and fitness equipment, will pay $94,541 and furnish significant relief to settle a federal religious discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

Silverado to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 16:11
Silverado, a network of memory care, at-home care, and hospice care centers, will pay $80,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Plastipak Packaging Will Pay $90,000 To Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 13:57
Plastipak Packaging, Inc. will pay $90,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal retaliatory discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

Lowe’s Home Centers to Pay $55,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 14:27
Lowe’s Home Centers, LLC, a nationwide chain of home improvement and hardware stores, will pay $55,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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