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River Region Medical Center to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 13:42
Vicksburg Healthcare, LLC, dba River Region Medical Center, which provides inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services in Vicksburg, Miss., and surrounding areas, has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Huntington Ingalls Sued By EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 08:22
Newport News-based shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Incorporated violated federal discrimination law when it refused to hire a pipefitter after discovering his hearing impairment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The lawsuit also alleges that the company failed to provide the pipefitter with a reasonable accommodation during the hiring process.

EEOC Sues LA Louisanne Restaurant for Pregnancy Discrimination

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 16:57
LA Louisanne, Inc., a Los Angeles restaurant and jazz night club, violated federal law when it discharged an employee because of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed today.

EEOC y Perú Firman Histórico Acuerdo Nacional de Colaboración y Difusión Para Combatir La Discriminación Laboral

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 17:05
La Comisión de Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo de los Estados Unidos de América (EEOC, por sus siglas en inglés) y el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Perú se comprometieron, oficialmente, a trabajar de manera conjunta para combatir la discriminación laboral, anunció hoy el EEOC. En una ceremonia que se realizó hoy en la Embajada del Perú en los Estados Unidos, la Presidenta interina de EEOO, Victoria A. Lipnic, y el Embajador del Perú, Carlos Pareja, firmaron un Memorándum de Entendimiento (MOU, por sus siglas en inglés) que establece la colaboración entre los Consulados del Perú en los EEUU y las oficinas de EEOC a nivel nacional. Bajos los términos del acuerdo, la EEOC y la Embajada del Perú trabajarán conjuntamente para brindar información a ciudadanos peruanos sobre la discriminación laboral, mediante sesiones educativas.

EEOC Sues Golden Corral for Disability, Sexual Harassment and Discharge

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 11:50
Jax, LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, N.C., discriminated against an employee with a disability when it subjected him to a hostile work environment based on both his disability and his sex (male), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit also alleges that the employee resigned because of the harassment.

JL Schwieters Construction to Pay $125,000 To Settle EEOC Race Harassment Lawsuit

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:28
A Hugo, Minn., construction company will pay $125,000 to settle a racial harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged that JL Schwieters Construction, Inc. violated federal law when it subjected two black employees to a hostile work environment, including physical threats, based on their race.

EEOC Sues Blood Bank of Hawaii For Disability Discrimination

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 08:46
Blood Bank of Hawaii violated federal law when it refused to provide reasonable accommodations for and then fired employees who required additional leave time for their disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Pizza Studio Restaurant Owner for Violating Equal Pay Act

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 16:09
A Delaware company that until recently operated a Pizza Studio restaurant in Kansas City, Kan., and still owns other restaurants nationwide, violated federal law by withdrawing job offers from two teens after the woman complained about being offered less pay than her male friend, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Keer America Corporation for Age Discrimination

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 15:34
A 47-year-old sales leader with experience in the textile industry was unlawfully fired by Indian Land, S.C., textile manufacturer Keer America Corporation because of his age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

U.S. EEOC Opens Registration for Guam EEO Seminar for Private and Public Employers

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:46
The federal agency tasked with enforcing laws against employment discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced that it will be hosting a rare EEOC full-day seminar for both private and public employer representatives on Sept. 19 in Tumon, Guam.

Denton County Sued by EEOC For Discrimination Under the Equal Pay Act

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:24
Denton County, Texas violated the Equal Pay Act by paying lesser wages to a female clinician than it paid to a male physician performing the same job, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Estée Lauder for Sex Discrimination

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 14:23
Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products, violated federal law when it implemented and administered a paid parental leave program that automatically provides male employees who are new fathers lesser parental leave benefits than are provided to female employees who are new mothers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Sues Illinois Action for Children for Disability Discrimination

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:13
Illinois Action for Children fired an employee who was on leave receiving treatment for breast cancer rather than granting her request for additional leave for more treatment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Maritime Autowash for Race And national Origin Discrimination and Retaliation

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:09
Maritime Autowash, Inc. violated federal law when it subjected a class of workers to a hostile work environment and disparate treatment based on their race and national origin (Hispanic) at its Edgewater, Md., facilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com­mission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

KB Staffing Settles Disability Discrimination Suit

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 14:06
KB Staffing LLC, a staffing firm servicing central Florida, will create a class damages fund 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. The EEOC had charged that the company made unlawful pre-offer health inquiries of applicants in violation of federal law.

Century Park Associates / Garden Plaza Of Greenbriar Cove Sued By EEOC For Religious Bias

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:36
Century Park Associates, LLC, dba Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove, which operates a senior and assisted living community in Ooltewah, Tenn., violated federal law by demanding that two employees work on the Sabbath, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

Private Prison GEO Group to Pay $60,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment And Retaliation Lawsuit

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:25
The GEO Group, Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) in Florence, Ariz., will pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

Lincoln Cemetery Sued by EEOC for Retaliation

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 17:25
Lincoln Cemetery, Inc., an Atlanta corporation specializing in interment arrangements, violated federal law when it fired an employee because she participated in an EEOC investigation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it recently filed.

EEOC Sues Silverado for Pregnancy Discrimination

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:29
Residential care provider Silverado violated federal law when it fired an employee rather than accommodate her pregnancy-related medical restrictions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The lawsuit was filed against Silverado Menomonee Falls, LLC, dba Silverado Oak Village, where Shaquena Burton worked, as well as Silverado’s home office, called Silverado Senior Living, Inc.

EEOC Sues Tarr And Zenith For Pregnancy Discrimination

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 15:15
Tarr, Inc. and Zenith, LLC, a San Diego-based company that sells dietary supplements, violated federal law when it fired an employee within days of learning of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed today.

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