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Mid-South Extrusion Sued for Disability Discrimination by EEOC

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:33
A plastics manufacturer doing business in Monroe, La., violated federal law by firing an employee because of his actual and/or perceived disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged in a lawsuit filed today in New Orleans federal district court.

EEOC Sues San Diego Company Insideup for Disability Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:23
InsideUp, Inc., a San Diego-based company, violated federal law when its managers refused to provide an accommodation for an employee with a disability and then fired him shortly after his requests, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Files Three Lawsuits in D.C. Metro Area Charging Sex-Based Pay Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 14:14
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed three lawsuits yesterday and today alleging wage discrimination against female workers. The lawsuits are part of the EEOC’s ongoing effort to combat sex discrimination in pay.

EEOC Sues Norfolk Southern Corporation For Company-Wide Disability Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:36
Norfolk Southern Corporation and subsidiary Norfolk Southern Railway Company, a provider of rail-based transportation services in 22 states, violated federal law by disqualifying a class of job applicants and employees from positions at Norfolk Southern based on disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit the agency filed today.

EEOC Sues Cummins, Inc. For Pay Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:16
Cummins, Inc., a diesel engine manufacturer which operates a call center located in Nashville, violated federal sex discrimination law when it paid a female in a benefits enrollment position less than a male colleague doing the same work, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

EEOC Sues Autonation For Sex Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:15
AutoNation, one of the nation’s largest car dealerships, violated federal law by discriminating against a female assistant parts manager at its Coral Gables location when it failed to promote her to a vacant parts manager position because of her sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit today.

Kessinger Hunter Management Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 13:08
Kessinger Hunter Management (KHM), a national commercial property management company with its primary corporate offices in Kansas City, Mo., violated the law when it declined to grant a one-week extension of an employee’s medical leave and refused to him a reasonable accommodation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

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.

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