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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.

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.

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