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EEOC Sues Publix Super Markets For Religious Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:08
Florida-based grocer Publix Super Markets, Inc. violated federal law by refusing to accommodate an employee with dreadlocks he wore in accordance with his sincerely held religious belief in Rastafarianism, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday.

EEOC Sues ACF And BJ’s For Sex Harassment, Retaliation

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:01
Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc. (ACF) and BJ’s Service Company, Inc. violated federal law by maintaining and failing to remedy a hostile work environment where female workers were subject to ongoing sexual harassment at the Atlantic Capes Fisheries seafood processing plant in Fall River, Mass., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Raley’s Sued by EEOC For Religious Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:55
Sacramento, Calif.-based supermarket chain Raley’s violated federal law by refusing to accommodate an employee’s request for work hours that did not conflict with her religious worship and then firing her, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a workplace discrimination lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse For Pregnancy Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:52
Jackson, Mich., hibachi-style restaurant Ichiban Japanese Restaurant, LLC, dba Ichiban Japanese Steakhouse, violated federal law when it fired an employee because she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Birmingham Beverage For Race Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 12:45
Birmingham Beverage Co. Inc., dba AlaBev, a Delaware corporation headquartered in Birmingham that operates as a wholesale distributor and importer of beer, cider, alcohol-free drinks and specialty foods, violated federal law when it failed to promote or consider Ronnie Johnson and other African-American employees for a vacant route sales position, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

Wencor Group Sued By EEOC for Pregnancy Discrimination

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 17:02
Wencor Group, LLC, a manufacturer and supplier of aviation parts based in Peachtree City, Ga., violated federal law when it discharged a pregnant employee rather than accommodate her pregnancy-related medical restrictions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues St. Vincent Hospital for Disability Discrimination

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:56
St. Vincent Hospital violated federal law when it failed to transfer an employee to a vacant position for which she was qualified, despite knowing that her restrictions were indefinite, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a suit filed today.

EEOC Sues Walmart for Disability Discrimination

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 15:40
Wal-Mart violated federal law when it failed to accommodate a longtime employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues CBS Stations Group of Texas for Age Bias

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:56
CBS Stations Group of Texas violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) when it refused to hire Tammy Campbell for a full-time traffic reporter position because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Sues Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Texas for Disability Discrimination

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 14:42
BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas, a Dallas health care company, violated federal law by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a hearing-impaired applicant during the application process, resulting in her denial of hire, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

Aldonsa / Oilfield Instrumentation USA To Pay $25,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Lawsuit

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:36
Aldonsa, Inc., dba Oilfield Instrumentation, USA, Inc., a Broussard, La.-based offshore equipment supplier, has agreed to pay $25,000 in lost wages and damages and provide other significant relief to settle a disability lawsuit filed last year by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Trinity Health for Pregnancy Discrimination

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 16:59
Trinity Health, an integrated healthcare provider with 2,500 employees headquartered in Minot, N.D., violated federal law when it fired an employee rather than accommodate her pregnancy and disability-related medical restrictions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Whataburger for Retaliation against Manager Who Refused to Hire Only White Applicants

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 14:10
Fast food restaurant giant Whataburger Restaurants LLC violated federal law when it retaliated against a white restaurant manager because she opposed and refused to participate in upper management’s directive to hire only white applicants, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed last week.

EEOC Sues Otto Candies for Disability Discrimination

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:17
Otto Candies, LLC violated federal law when it discriminated against an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed here today. Otto Candies, which is based in Des Allemands, La., provides marine transportation services in the Gulf of Mexico. The employee, Shawn McLamb, had been working as a deckhand on one of Otto Candies’ many supply vessels.

Allsup’s Settles EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit For $950,000

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 11:09
Allsup’s Convenience Stores, Inc., owners of over 300 convenience stores in New Mexico and Texas, has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle a pregnancy and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Dollar General for Disability And Genetic Information Discrimination

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:53
Dolgencorp, LLC, dba Dollar General Stores, Inc., violated federal law when it rescinded job offers to applicants whose post-offer medical examinations revealed they had disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. These post-offer medical examinations also unlawfully solicited family medical history from such job applicants, a form of genetic information, the EEOC further charged.

Georgia Blue Sued By EEOC For Rescinding Job Offer To Employee Who Needed Religious Accommodation

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:48
Georgia Blue, LLC, a chain of restaurants specializing in a blend of Southern and Creole foods in Flowood, Madison, Hattiesburg, and Brookhaven, Miss., violated federal law by rescinding a job offer to a female employee who requested to wear a skirt instead of pants in accordance with her religious beliefs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Hertz for Disability Discrimination

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:18
The Hertz Corporation unlawfully refused to hire a job applicant due to his mobility impairment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Heart’s Desire for Disability Discrimination

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 15:12
Heart’s Desire, LLC, a Monroe, La., home-based care provider, violated federal law when it discriminated against an employee because of disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed here on September 21, 2017.

Lowe’s Companies Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 14:13
Lowe’s Companies, Inc., a chain of home improvement and hardware stores with locations across the United States, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate a department manager with a disability at its store in Cleburne, Texas, and instead demoted him to a lower-paying position, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

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