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Danny's Downtown charged with breaching terms of EEOC agreement

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2017, 10:04am

JACKSON, Miss. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced March 2 that Baby O’s Restaurant, doing business as Danny’s Downtown, has agreed to settle a contempt action. The Jackson-based provider of adult entertainment services had been charged with breaching the terms of an EEOC agreement that resolves racial discrimination allegations.

C&A Tool to pay penalty of $35,000 after allegations of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 15, 2017, 10:03am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced March 6 that C&A Tool Engineering Inc., a Churubusco, Indiana-based manufacturing-tooling company, will pay $35,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.

Cushman & Wakefield to pay $100,000 to settle alleged ADA violation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 14, 2017, 8:49am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced March 3 that Commercial Real Estate Services Company Cushman & Wakefield will pay $100,000 after allegations of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC alleges CRST trucking company discriminated against veteran because of disability

Mark Iandolo Mar. 14, 2017, 8:48am

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit March 3 against CRST Expedited Inc., a national trucking company, for allegations of failing to accommodate a job candidate who used a service dog.

Lifetime Fitness settles EEOC allegations of pregnancy discrimination, to pay $86,000

Mark Iandolo Mar. 8, 2017, 9:44am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 23 that Life Time Fitness Inc., a gym company based in Minnesota, will pay $86,000 and furnish significant relief after allegations of rescinding a job offer due to pregnancy.

EEOC targets Downhole Technology over alleged discrimination, retaliation

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:50am

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 22 against Downhole Technology, a manufacturer of equipment for hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), for allegations of retaliating against an employee who reported being harassed by white coworkers because of his race.

EEOC: L-3 Communications discriminated against disabled employee

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:49am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Feb. 23 against L-3 Communications, a defense contractor with facilities in Texas, for allegations of disability discrimination.

S&B Industry to pay $110,000 to resolve EEOC allegations of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:48am

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 23 that S&B Industry, a cellphone repair facility in Fort Worth, Texas, will pay $110,000 and provide additional relief after allegations of disability discrimination in denying employment to two hearing-impaired applicants.

EEOC settles discrimination suit with Graceworks Lutheran Services

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:32am

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 23 that Graceworks Lutheran Services, a Dayton, Ohio-based housing and care service provider, will pay $30,660 after allegations of disability discrimination.

Covenant Transport agrees to $30,000 EEOC penalty after allegations of disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Mar. 7, 2017, 8:31am

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced Feb. 24 that Covenant Transport Inc., a Tennessee-based trucking company, will pay a $30,000 penalty after allegations of disability discrimination.

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.