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Peninsula Packaging Voluntarily Settles EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Charge for $45,000

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:05
Exeter, Calif.-based Peninsula Packaging will pay $45,000 and provide other relief to settle a charge of pregnancy discrimination filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Announces Two High-Level Staff Appointments

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 16:32
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today 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.

Ruby Tuesday to Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:57
Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a Georgia corporation doing business in South Florida, will pay $45,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Emp­loyment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Professional Endodontics for Age Discrimination

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 10:04
Professional Endodontics, P.C., a dental surgery practice based in Southfield, Mich., with three locations, violated federal law by firing an employee because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Kaiser Aluminum Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 09:59
Kaiser Aluminum Corporation, the leading producer of fabricated aluminum products in the United States, will pay $175,000 and reinstate its hiring offer to a qualified production worker to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Issues Final Rule To Modify FOIA Regulations

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:28
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has finalized an update of its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) procedures by issuing a Final Rule in the Federal Register on Sept. 28, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC’s Interim Final Rule was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 29, 2016, and the public was invited to issue comments for 30 days

Local 100, United Labor Unions to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:01
Local 100 of the United Labor Unions, a multi-state service workers’ union, has agreed to pay $30,000 in lost wages and damages to settle a race discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Dash Dream Plant to Pay $110,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Lawsuit

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:48
A Merced County orchid grower will pay $110,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Clougherty Packing Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit for $100,000

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:45
Clougherty Packing, LLC, dba Farmer John, a Los Angeles-based meat processing company, will pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to resolve a sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today. The EEOC charged the company with violating federal law by subjecting a class of female workers to sexual harassment.

Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:22
The Atlanta office of a commercial real estate and investment management company headquartered in Chicago violated federal law by discriminating against a job applicant because of her disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

Reliable Nissan Agrees to Settle EEOC Race, Religion and National Origin Harassment Case

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:10
Reliable Inc., doing business as Reliable Nissan, along with other entities involved in operating the Albuquerque car dealership, has agreed to settle charges of discrimination based on race, national origin, and religion, along with retaliation, that were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

First Tower Loan Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 17:31
First Tower Loan, LLC, a financial loan company based in Flowood, Miss., agreed to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and implement gender identity protections, the EEOC announced today.

EEOC Sues Evergreen Kia For Sexual Orientation and Disability Discrimination

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 10:44
Chicago car dealership Evergreen Kia violated civil rights law by subjecting an employee to harassment because of his sexual orientation and disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on October 2.

Majestic Steel and EEOC Reach Agreement to Resolve Discrimination Charge

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:29
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Majestic Steel USA, a family-owned steel distributor based in Cleveland, have reached a voluntary conciliation agreement to resolve allegations of race and gender discrimination raised by a former employee under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Friedman Realty Group for Pregnancy Discrimination

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:17
Friedman Realty Group, Inc., a real estate investment firm that owns and manages apartment communities, retail shopping centers, and professional office buildings, violated federal law when it fired at least three employees based on pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Sues Aqua America for Racial Harassment and Retaliation

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 17:04
Aqua America, Inc., doing business as, Aqua Resources Inc., a Pennsylvania-based water company, violated federal law by subjecting black employees to a racially hostile work environ­ment and firing a foreman in retaliation for complaining about the harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Launches New Training Program On Respectful Workplaces

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:30
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will launch two new trainings for employers: Leading for Respect (for supervisors) and Respect in the Workplace (for all employees). Instead of traditional compliance training that solely focuses on legal definitions and standards for liability, the new program provides an exciting training alternative for harassment prevention. The trainings will be conducted by EEOC Training Institute staff.

EEOC Sues Home Depot For Disability Discrimination

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:30
Home Depot failed to accommodate and then fired an employee who had a disability-related emergency at its Peru, Ill., store, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on Sept. 28.

EEOC Sues the Children’s Home, Inc. For Sex Discrimination and Retaliation

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:22
, violated federal law when it refused to consider a male employee for a management position in a maternity home program based on his sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed Friday. Further, after voicing his concerns about not be considered because he is a male, he was excluded from applying for any other positions with the organization, the EEOC said.

EEOC Sues Bluefield, Va. Restaurant for Sex Harassment and Retaliation

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:52
A Bluefield, Va., restaurant violated federal law by subjecting a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment and retaliating against her by reducing her hours, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed September 29, 2017.

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