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Zale Delaware Will Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 09:37
Zale Delaware, Inc., dba Piercing Pagoda, a jewelry retailer based in Irving, Texas, will pay $30,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Texas Roadhouse to Pay $12 Million to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 16:16
Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had filed suit seeking relief for a class of applicants the EEOC charged had been denied front-of-the-house positions, such as servers, hosts, server assistants and bartenders, because of their age, 40 years and older. As part of the settlement, Texas Roadhouse will change its hiring and recruiting practices.

Mine Rite Technologies Sued For Disability Harassment And Discrimination

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 12:27
Mine Rite Technologies, LLC violated federal law by subjecting an employee at its Buffalo, Wyo., location to a hostile work environment based on his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The EEOC also charged the company with forcing the employee out of his job because of his disability.

Food Service Company to Pay $35,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 17:27
An Illinois food service company will pay $35,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Mister Car Wash / Mister Hot Shine Sued By EEOC For Race Discrimination

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:59
A national car wash company violated federal law when it denied promotions to a class of black employees because of their race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

Mariscos Altata Sued by EEOC For Sexual And Age-Based Harassment and Retaliation

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:50
Phoenix restaurant Mariscos Altata violated federal law by subjecting female employees to a hostile work environment based on their sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The EEOC also charged the company with subjecting one female employee to a hostile work environment based on her age and retaliating against female employees that opposed the harassment that they endured.

King-Lar Company Will Pay $325,000 To Settle EEOC Color and National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:20
Decatur, Ill.-based company King-Lar will pay $325,000 to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC to Examine The State Of The Workforce And The Future of Work

Wed, 03/29/2017 - 12:54
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., EDT), at agency headquarters, 131 M Street, N.E., Washington D.C. The meeting, entitled “The State of the Workforce and the Future of Work,” will be open to public observation.

Disability Services Company to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 16:40
ValleyLife, a disability support services company, will pay $100,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Ultracare Las Vegas Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:10
Ultracare Las Vegas, an ultrasound technician provider, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Kasco to Pay $110,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 10:03
KASCO, LLC, a St. Louis company which manufactures and sells butcher supplies and meat processing equipment, has agreed to pay $110,000 and furnish other relief to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged KASCO with discrimination based on national origin and religion, as well as unlawful retaliation.

EEOC Files Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Against J.C. Witherspoon, Jr., Inc.

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:47
J.C. Witherspoon, Jr. Inc., a South Carolina corporation headquartered in Alcolu, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate a truck driver’s religious belief and fired him because of his religion, Hebrew Pentecostal, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Charlotte District Office Pilots Online Inquiry and Appointment System for The Public

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:22
The Charlotte District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of five offices that will pilot the EEOC Online Inquiry and Appointment System, the district office announced today. The system launched on March 13, 2017, and will allow people who live or work within 100 miles of the district office the ability to electronically submit an inquiry and schedule an in-person interview. The initial inquiry and interview are key initial steps for individuals seeking to file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC.

Executive Management Services to Pay $12,500 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 15:57
Executive Management Services, Inc. (EMS), an Indiana-based corporation that provides commercial cleaning, facility management and other commercial services nationwide, has agreed to pay $12,500 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that EMS violated federal law when it failed to hire a qualified male applicant because of his sex.

Nestlé Waters North America To Pay $300,000 To Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 14:26
Nestlé Waters North America, a Stamford, Conn.-based division of Nestlé Waters, the world's largest bottled water company, will pay $300,000 and furnish significant relief to resolve a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Launches Online Inquiry and Appointment System for the Public in Five Offices

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 12:28
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that five of its offices have launched a new Online Inquiry and Appointment System. The system will allow individuals to electron­ically submit initial inquiries and requests for intake interviews with the agency. Initial inquiries and intake interviews are typically the first steps for individuals seeking to file a charge of discrimination with EEOC.

New Image Building Services to Pay $16,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:18
A privately owned Mt. Clemens, Mich.-based company that provides cleaning services for corporate clients in commercial buildings will pay $16,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

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