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EEOC targets Wynn Las Vegas for alleged disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 21, 2017, 10:00am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 14 against the Wynn Las Vegas hotel/casino for allegations of denying medical leave to and firing an employee because of her disability.

EEOC accuses Los Angeles restaurant of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 10:30am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 12 against LA Louisanne Inc., a restaurant and jazz night club in Los Angeles, for allegations of discharging an employee because of her pregnancy.

EEOC settles for $100,000 with Mississippi medical center in disability discrimination case

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 10:15am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Sept. 13 that Vicksburg Healthcare LLC, doing business as River Region Medical Center, will pay $100,000 after allegations of federal disability discrimination.

EEOC: Memphis cruise company fired employee for supporting coworker's harassment claims

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:45am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against American Queen Steamboat Company, a cruise company based in Memphis, for allegations of firing an employee after he supported a coworker’s sexual harassment complaint.

EEOC alleges Virginia shipbuilding company discriminated against hearing-impaired applicant

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:30am

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 13 against Huntington Ingalls Inc., a shipbuilding company in Newport News, for allegations of refusing to hire a pipefitter after discovering his hearing impairment.

EEOC alleges Georgia grocery store owner harassed 3 black employees

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:15am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 14 against G.N.T. Inc., doing business as GNT Foods and operating a grocery store in East Point, Goergia, for allegations of subjecting three African-American employees to a racially hostile work environment.

EEOC accuses North Carolina Golden Corral operator of disability, sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 9:00am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 8 against Jax LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, North Carolina, for allegations of discriminating against an employee with a disability and subjecting him to a hostile work environment based on his disability and his sex.

EEOC secures $125,000 settlement with Minn. construction company for alleged racial harassment

Mark Iandolo Sep. 19, 2017, 8:52am

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Sept. 7 that JL Schwieters Construction Inc. will pay $125,000 after allegations of racial harassment.

EEOC seeks reparation for employees allegedly discriminated against by Hawaii blood bank

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:20am

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 6 against the Blood Bank of Hawaii for allegedly refusing reasonable accommodations for firing employees who needed additional leave for disability reasons.

EEOC opens pay discrimination case against Kansas pizza restaurant

Mark Iandolo Sep. 13, 2017, 9:16am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 1 against the former operators of a Pizza Studio in Kansas City, Kansas, for allegations of withdrawing job offers from two teens after the woman complained about being offered less pay than her male friend.

EEOC accuses Texas county of pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:39pm

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 31 against Denton County, Texas, for allegations of violating the Equal Pay Act by paying a female clinician lesser wages than it paid a male employee performing the same job.

EEOC targets South Carolina textile manufacturer for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 11, 2017, 3:32pm

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 1 against Keer America Corporation, a textile manufacturing company in Indian Land, South Carolina, for allegations of firing a 47-year-old sales leader due to his age.

EEOC targets Illinois organization for alleged discrimination against employee with cancer

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 9:08am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Aug. 28 against Illinois Action for Children, alleging the organization fired an employee who was on leave receiving treatment for breast cancer.

EEOC reaches $60,000 settlement with Arizona correctional facility after sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:56am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Aug. 25 that the GEO Group Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility (CACF) in Florence, Arizona, will pay $60,000 after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

EEOC targets Tennessee assisted living community for alleged religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 8, 2017, 8:55am

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 25 against Century Park Associates LLC, doing business as Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove.

EEOC accuses Maryland auto wash company of class-based discrimination against Hispanics

Mark Iandolo Sep. 7, 2017, 9:31am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Aug. 28 against Maritime Autowash Inc. for allegations of subjecting a class of workers to a hostile work environment and disparate treatment based on their race and national origin.

EEOC targets Estée Lauder, alleging discriminatory paid parental leave program

Mark Iandolo Sep. 7, 2017, 9:26am

PHILADELPHIA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Aug. 30 against Estée Lauder Companies Inc. - a global manufacturer of skin care, makeup fragrance and hair care products - for allegations of creating a paid parental leave program that provides male employees with fewer benefits than female employees.

Florida staffing agency to change business practices after disability lawsuit

Mark Iandolo Sep. 7, 2017, 9:26am

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Aug. 28 that KB Staffing LLC, a staffing firm in central Florida, has agreed to create a class damages fund and furnish other relief after allegations of unlawful pre-offer health inquiries of applicants.

Trucking company that rejected veteran with service dog looks for way out of EEOC lawsuit

Laura Halleman Sep. 6, 2017, 2:30pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – CRST Trucking has petitioned the Florida federal court in Jacksonville to either change the venue or dismiss a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegations of failing to accommodate a job candidate who used a service dog.

EEOC accuses Wisconsin residential care provider of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Aug. 30, 2017, 7:37am

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Aug. 22 against Silverado Menomonee Falls LLC, doing business as Silverado Oak Village, for allegations of firing an employee rather than providing accommodations for her pregnancy-related medical conditions.