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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Dolgencorp, LLC, dba Dollar General Stores, Inc., violated federal law when it rescinded job offers to applicants whose post-offer medical examinations revealed they had disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged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.

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.

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