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Muskegan Family Care to pay $21,500 after allegedly firing employee because of medical condition

Mark Iandolo Feb. 28, 2017, 9:00am

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Feb. 17 that Muskegon Family Care will pay $21,500 and furnish other relief after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC targets three Hawaii tour companies for sexual harassment allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 22, 2017, 4:22pm

HONOLULU (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 15 against three related Hawaii tour companies for allegations of sexual harassment of male employees.

United Staffing OKs $24,500 EEOC settlement after discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 22, 2017, 4:21pm

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 14 that United Staffing Associates LLC, a staffing agency in Visalia, Calif., will pay $24,500 after allegations of retaliatory discrimination.

EEOC targets HP Pelzer, alleges it fired employee who complained about sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Feb. 21, 2017, 8:15am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 3 against HP Pelzer Inc., an Athens, Tenn.-based manufacturer of automotive components, for allegedly firing a female employee because she complained about sexual harassment in the workplace.

SEC bans private equity adviser Scott Landress from securities industry

Mark Iandolo Feb. 16, 2017, 9:06am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 7 that Scott M. Landress, a private equity adviser, has been barred from the securities industry and will need to pay $1.25 million in penalties after allegedly withdrawing improper fees from two private equity funds he managed.

EEOC alleges Pioneer Health Services committed disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Feb. 16, 2017, 9:06am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 3 against Pioneer Health Services Inc., a health care company in rural Georgia, alleging it unlawfully discriminated against an employee due to her disability.

EEOC targets Dollar General Stores for alleged sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Feb. 15, 2017, 9:28am

OXFORD, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 9 against Dolgencorp LLC, doing business as Dollar General Stores Inc., for allegations of subjecting female employees to sexual harassment.

RTG Furniture to pay $55,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 9:15am

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 3 that RTG Furniture Corp of Georgia, a Florida corporation that operates a chain of Rooms to Go furniture stores and distribution centers nationwide, will pay $55,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

Northwest Territorial Mint settles EEOC sexual harassment allegations with $725,000 penalty

Mark Iandolo Feb. 14, 2017, 9:14am

SEATTLE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 7 that Northwest Territorial Mint, a precious metals dealer in Federal Way, Wash., will pay $725,000 to resolve allegations of sexual harassment.

Hospman settles racial discrimination charges

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:51am

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Hospman LLC will pay $35,000 to settle allegations of racial discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

Coal companies settle suit alleging they excluded women from working in mines

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:49am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has resolved two lawsuits against coal mining companies that allegedly conducted hiring practices that excluded women from working in mines.

Papa John's to pay $125,000 in discrimination settlement

Mark Iandolo Feb. 8, 2017, 8:49am

PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) — The owners of a Farmington, Utah, Papa John's will pay $125,000 to settle allegations of disability discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said.

EEOC targets Walmart for alleged violations of Americans with Disabilities Act

Mark Iandolo Feb. 3, 2017, 9:32am

MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Jan. 18 against Walmart, alleging violation of federal laws by failing to accommodate and firing a longtime employee due to her disability.

EEOC targets Marquez Brothers, alleging civil rights violations

Mark Iandolo Feb. 2, 2017, 12:01pm

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Jan. 12 against Marquez Brothers International Inc. for allegations of failing to hire non-Hispanic applicants for entry-level positions due to their race.

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.