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Gonnella Baking of Chicago settles EEOC charges of racial harassment, pays $30,000 penalty

Mark Iandolo Jan. 19, 2017, 10:12am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 10 that Gonnella Baking Co. of Chicago will pay $30,000 to resolve allegations of racial harassment at the company’s Aurora, Ilinois, facility.

Diallo's of Houston to pay $139,366 after EEOC alleges disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jan. 19, 2017, 10:07am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 9 that Diallo’s of Houston, a nightclub and party venue in the Houston area, will pay $139,366 after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC targets North Dakota company for allegedly harassing employee due to sexual orientation

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2017, 8:39am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 22 against Rocky Mountain Casing Company for alleged sexual harassment.

Kevothermal settles with EEOC, resolving allegations of EPA, civil rights violations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 12, 2017, 8:38am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Jan. 3 that Kevothermal, a manufacturer of vacuum insulation panels, will pay $60,000 after allegations of violating the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

EEOC charges Texas Christian camp with civil rights violations regarding pregnancy

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:22am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 22 alleging Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc. (CCCC) demoted a worker due to her pregnancy and related medical issues, then fired her for standing up for her rights.

Mexicali Chicken & Salads agrees to $27,692 settlement to resolve discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:12am

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 30 that Mexicali Chicken & Salads in El Centro, Calif., will pay $27,692 after allegations a female employee was sexually harassed by her manager and then fired for complaining.

EEOC announces regulations regarding U.S. agencies' role for individuals with disabilities

Mark Iandolo Jan. 11, 2017, 10:12am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new regulations Jan. 3 regarding how federal agencies engage in affirmative action. The goal is to have these agencies serve as “model employers” for individuals with disabilities.

Federal jury awards $250,000 to former Costco employee

Mark Iandolo Jan. 6, 2017, 10:11am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 22 that a federal jury has awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of Costco Wholesale Inc. The employee allegedly had been harassed and stalked by a customer.

Goodwill chapter, facing EEOC lawsuit, says it acted properly after harassment allegations

Dee Thompson Jan. 5, 2017, 9:37am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Goodwill Industries is the defendant in a lawsuit filed Dec. 13 by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging a pattern of sexual harassment and disability discrimination at its facilities in the East Bay Area of Northern California. The suit also claims managers who tried to help victims faced retaliation.

Staffing firm not on hook for employers' possible ADA violations

Dawn Geske Jan. 3, 2017, 10:22am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A case regarding the use of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters for deaf job applicants found the employer, not the staffing firm, responsible for following the American with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC settles with Crothall Services Group over use of criminal background checks

Mark Iandolo Dec. 23, 2016, 8:53am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 16 that Crothall Services Group Inc., a janitorial and facilities management company headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, agreed to adopt significant changes to its record-keeping practices relating to its use of criminal background checks.

Outokumpu Stainless USA to resolve EEOC race discrimination allegations with $150,000 settlement

Mark Iandolo Dec. 23, 2016, 8:52am

&BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 16 that Outokumpu Stainless USA LLC, an international steel manufacturing company with a plant in Calvert, Alabama, will pay $150,000 to resolve allegations of race discrimination.

Dimensions Healthcare System in Maryland to $125,000 penalty over allegations of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Dec. 23, 2016, 8:47am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 20 that Dimensions Healthcare System, the largest not-for-profit provider of health care services in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, will pay $125,000 after allegations of sex discrimination.

EEOC accuses The Cheesecake Factory of not providing interpreter for deaf employee

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2016, 9:29am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against restaurant chain The Cheesecake Factory Inc. over allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC alleges Hiatt & Mason Enterprises subjected employee to racially hostile work environment

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2016, 9:27am

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 21 against Hiatt & Mason Enterprises Inc., a structural steel erection services company, for allegations of subjecting a black employee to a racially hostile work environment.

South County Support Services, Southwest Transportation Agency in California agree to EEOC settlement

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2016, 9:25am

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Dec. 21 that South County Support Services and Southwest Transportation Agency in California will pay $89,691 to settle allegations of sex discrimination.

EEOC charges D.C. restaurant with allegations of sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Dec. 22, 2016, 9:24am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 20 against Capital Restaurant Concepts LTD, doing business as Paolo's GT-LLC, for allegations of subjecting an employee to sex harassment based on his sexual orientation.

Wal-Mart store in Illinois to pay former employee $75,000 after allegations of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2016, 9:26am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - The EEOC announced Dec. 12 that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay a former employee $75,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC takes action against Goodwill Industries in California for allegedly allowing sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Dec. 15, 2016, 9:26am

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Dec. 13 alleging that Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area in California, along with affiliate Calidad Industries, violated federal law by allowing sexual harassment and disability discrimination and retaliating against managers who tried to help the victims.

EEOC accuses Stevens Transport of violating Americans with Disabilities Act

Mark Iandolo Dec. 6, 2016, 9:39am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Nov. 30 against Stevens Transport, a refrigerated trucking company, for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).