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EEOC Sues Rivers Casino for Firing Employee Who Needed Time Off for Cancer Treatment

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 18:01
Rivers Casino in Des Plaines violated federal law prohibiting disability discrim­ination by denying an employee’s request for additional leave to get cancer treatment and then firing him, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Alleges Wood Group Refused to Hire Worker Because of His Disability

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:43
Wood Group PSN, Inc., a global company which provides operations and maintenance to the oil, petrochemical and gas industries, denied employment to an offshore worker because of his disability, the EEOC alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Driven Fence for Race Harassment

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 16:37
Driven Fence, a Melrose Park fence installation company, created a hostile work environment consisting of racial epithets and the hanging of a noose, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues IHOP Chain for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:09
Several franchisees of the popular IHOP restaurant chain in Nevada and New York violated federal law when they failed to prevent and correct ongoing sexual harassment and retaliation against their employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Rosebud Restaurants for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 15:03
Chicago company Rosebud Restaurants violated federal civil rights laws by subjecting a server to sexual harassment and then firing her after she complained about sexual harassment and objected to employees in the company referring to African-Americans by racial slurs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

Gulf Logistics Operating Sued For Disability Discrimination By EEOC

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 14:37
An oil and gas vessel company doing business in the Larose, La., area violated federal law by firing an employee because it perceived him to be disabled, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

EEOC Sues the Village at Hamilton Pointe and TLC Management for Race Discrimination

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:59
An Evansville nursing home violated federal law when it acceded to its residents’ preferences for non-black caregivers when making job assignments and subjected its black employees to racial harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a suit filed today. The named defendants are the Village at Hamilton Pointe, LLC, dba Hamilton Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center; Hamilton Pointe Assisted Living Center; and The Cottages at Hamilton Pointe and its management company, Tender Loving Care Management, Inc., dba TLC Management.

Lewisville Medical Practice Sued by EEOC for Religious Discrimination and Retaliation

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 16:56
Shepherd Healthcare, a medical practice in Lewisville, Texas, violated federal law when it fired an employee because of her repeated requests to be excused from a daily morning Bible study, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The EEOC also charged that the company unlawfully fired three other employees in retaliation for their opposition to the compulsory Bible study and other employer-imposed, religious-based observances or expectations.

IHOP Restaurants Sued by EEOC For Sexual Harassment

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 17:26
Two related International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises violated federal law when the male general manager and at least two cooks at the Glen Carbon, Ill., restaurant sexually harassed numerous female employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a discrimination lawsuit filed today in federal court. The EEOC’s lawsuit also alleges that two of these female employees, including a 17-year-old high school student, were forced to resign due to the egregious sexual harassment. Additionally, the suit alleges that the male general manager at a related Alton, Illinois IHOP restaurant sexually harassed a male employee.

EEOC Sues S&C Electric Co. for Age and Disability Discrimination

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 16:01
S&C Electric Co. in Chicago unlawfully fired an employee on the bases of age and disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Malcolm S. Gerald & Associates for Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 13:33
Collection agency Malcolm S. Gerald & Associates violated federal law by subjecting an employee to harassment because of his sexual orientation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

All Star Priority Staffing Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:23
All Star Priority Staffing, LLC, a Phoenix staffing agency, violated federal law by forcing applicants seeking temporary employment to fill out an invasive medical questionnaire and answer medical questions before job offers, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed last week. The federal agency also charged the company with denying job opportunities to applicants based on their answers.

EEOC Sues City Sports for Race And National Origin Discrimination

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 14:33
City Sports, a chain of sports fashion stores with over 20 locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, violated federal civil rights laws by failing to hire and promote African-Americans and Hispanics into management positions in favor of hiring Koreans to fill management roles, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. City Sports also subjected three black salespeople to harassment because of their race, the EEOC charged.

Sleneem Enterprises, LLC To Pay $22,500 To Settle EEOC Religious Accommodation Suit

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:22
A Michigan-based franchisee of Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop will pay $22,500 to settle a religious accommodation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Massimo Zanetti Sued by EEOC For Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 12:12
Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Inc. violated federal civil rights law when it failed to stop sexual harassment of a female employee and then fired her because she complained about the harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Issues New Guide to Assist Federal Agencies to Provide Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 10:55
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the release of a Questions and Answers Guide to assist federal agencies to provide personal assistance services (PAS) under Section 501 the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which is available on the EEOC’s website. 

Chipotle Mexican Grill Sued by EEOC For Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 07:25
Fast-food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill violated federal law by allowing a restaurant manager to sexually harass her subordinate and retaliating against him after he reported the misconduct, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Wynn Las Vegas for Disability Discrimination

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 16:05
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the Wynn Las Vegas hotel/casino for violating federal law when it denied medical leave to and fired an employee because of her disability, the agency announced today.

GNT Foods Sued By EEOC For Racial Harassment and Retaliation

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 08:15
G.N.T, Inc., doing business as GNT Foods, a grocery store located in East Point, Ga., violated federal law when it subjected three African-American employees to a racially hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The EEOC also charged that GNT fired the employees after they opposed the harassment and filed race discrimination and retaliation charges against the store’s owner.

American Queen Steamboat Sued by EEOC for Firing Employee Who Opposed Sexual Harassment

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:25
American Queen Steamboat Company, a cruise company headquartered in Memphis, unlawfully fired an employee after he supported his coworker’s complaint about sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

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