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EEOC alleges that Nebraska-based bank violated equal pay laws

Mark Iandolo Jun. 23, 2017, 9:26am

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 12 against Heritage Bank for allegations of paying women and men unequally for substantially equal work.

EEOC targets operator of a KFC in Georgia, alleging disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:24pm

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 12 against Hester Foods Inc., a company that operates a Kentucky Fried Chicken facility in Dublin, Georgia, for allegations of discriminating against an employee because of her disability.

EEOC: Growers subjected female employee to sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:21pm

&SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 13 against Stemilt Growers, the largest organic tree fruit grower in the United States, for allegations of subjecting a Latina tractor driver to sexual harassment and then retaliating against her after she reported the abuse.

Orlando staffing company settles EEOC allegations of religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 19, 2017, 1:21pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 14 that HospitalityStaff, a staffing company in Orlando that focuses on Central Florida’s massive hospitality industry, will pay $30,000 after allegations of religious discrimination.

EEOC targets Florida farm business for sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 12:51pm

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit May 31 against Favorite Farms Inc., a farm business in Dover, Florida, for allegations of subjecting a female farmworker to sexual harassment, including rape, and then suspending and firing her for complaining about it.

EEOC announces $118,000 judgment against debt collector for alleged pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 12:50pm

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 2 that a federal judge has entered a $118,483 judgment against Receivable Management over allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

EEOC settles for $45,000 with two Arizona companies over drug policies

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 12:49pm

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 8 that two Scottsdale, Arizona, companies will pay $45,000 after allegations of disability discrimination involving pre-employment drug testing policies.

EEOC targets Big Lots for alleged disability harassment

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 12:47pm

ELKINS, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 6 against national retailer Big Lots Stores Inc. for allegations of condoning disability harassment and punishing an employee without disabilities for associating with a co-worker with disabilities.

Maryland county settles EEOC allegations of pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 12, 2017, 12:47pm

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 5 that Prince George’s County, Maryland, will pay $145,402 after allegations of federal pay discrimination.

EEOC settles for $1.9 million in race discrimination case against Rosebud restaurant chain

Mark Iandolo Jun. 6, 2017, 9:21am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 30 that Rosebud Restaurants Inc. will pay $1.9 million after allegations of class race discrimination.

EEOC secures $475,000 settlement with Wisconsin plastics manufacturer after alleged discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 6, 2017, 9:21am

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 26 that Wisconsin Plastics Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., a company that manufactures metal and plastic products, has agreed to a $475,000 penalty after allegations of national origin discrimination.

EEOC targets educational technology company, alleges retaliation against employee

Mark Iandolo Jun. 2, 2017, 8:42am

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 24 against educational technology company IXL Learning Inc., alleging retaliation against an employee for accusing the company of discriminatory practices on Glassdoor.com.

EEOC accuses Maryland logistics company of religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 24, 2017, 9:06am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 16 against XPO Mile Inc., a logistics company, for allegations of refusing to hire a Jewish job candidate who could not work on Rosh Hashanah due to his religious beliefs.

EEOC settles with summer camp for $70,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 22, 2017, 1:06pm

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 17 that Carolina Creek Christian Camp Inc., a business that offers summer camping and retreats in Huntsville, Texas, will pay $70,000 after allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination.

EEOC seeks injunctive relief against Ruby Tuesday

Mark Iandolo May 22, 2017, 12:57pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 17 against Ruby Tuesday Inc., a national casual dining restaurant chain, for allegations of age discrimination.

EEOC accuses North Dakota company of sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2017, 9:03am

MINNEAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 5 against Keller Paving and Landscaping Inc. for allegations of sexual harassment.

EEOC settles for $57,000 with special education company after allegations of sex discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 17, 2017, 9:03am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 8 that Special Education Associates Inc., a company that provides educational services to students with developmental and learning disabilities in New York City, will pay $57,000 after allegations of sex discrimination.

EEOC targets New Jersey IT staffing company for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:39am

NEWARK, N.J. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 9 against Diverse Lynx, an IT staffing company in Princeton, New Jersey, for allegations age discrimination.

EEOC settles with Georgia restaurant for $20,000 after allegations of sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo May 16, 2017, 9:39am

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 8 that El Chaparro Inc., a Tex-Mex restaurant in Covington, Georgia, will pay $20,000 after allegations of sexual harassment.

EEOC settles for $100,000 with Florida insurance broker after alleged pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo May 11, 2017, 9:34am

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 3 that Brown & Brown, an insurance brokerage firm in Daytona Beach, Florida, will pay $100,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination.