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EEOC secures $31,000 settlement with Nebraska bank after pay discrimination allegations

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

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Heritage Bank, a company based in Wood River, Nebraska, will pay $30,598 to a woman to whom it allegedly paid less than a man.

EEOC targets Florida gentlemen's club for alleged gender discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:09am

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 29 against Gold Inc., doing business as Sammy’s Gentlemen’s Club in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, for allegations of refusing to hire a male applicant due to his gender and failing to maintain federally required employment records.

EEOC alleges Time Warner committed disability discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:08am

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 6 against Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications, doing business as Spectrum Inc., for allegedly failing to provide reasonable accommodation for an employee with a disability.

EEOC sues Maryland janitorial company, alleging discrimination against African-American applicants

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:08am

BALTIMORE (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 5 against Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC, a provider of janitorial services, for allegations of refusing to hire a class of African-American candidates because of their race.

EEOC secures $800,000 settlement with Sensient over disability discrimination charge

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:08am

FRESNO, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 30 that Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC, a division of Sensient Technologies, will pay $800,000 after allegations of disability discrimination related to leaves of absence.

EEOC alleges New York bank violated disability discrimination laws

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:07am

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit July 6 against M&T Bank for allegations that Hudson City Savings Bank (HCSB), a company merged into M&T Bank in 2015, violated federal disability discrimination laws.

Nevada Health Centers to pay $35,000 penalty over sex discrimination allegations

Mark Iandolo Jul. 11, 2017, 10:07am

LAS VEGAS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced (EEOC) July 6 that Nevada Health Centers will pay $35,000 after allegations of sex discrimination.

Judge allows $250K verdict to stand in EEOC's case against Costco

Shanice Harris Jul. 5, 2017, 12:32pm

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois federal judge recently denied motions made by Costco Wholesale Corp. and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EEOC settles with New York pizza chain that allegedly committed discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jul. 5, 2017, 12:17pm

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced June 22 that Antonella’s Restaurant & Pizzeria Inc., JTA Inc., and Dellicap LLC, doing business as Grand Centro Grill (collectively, Antonella’s) will pay $50,000 and change company practices after allegations of national origin discrimination.

EEOC sues juvenile detention center management company in Arkansas over allegations of pay discrimination

Mark Iandolo Jun. 27, 2017, 12:55pm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit June 12 against G4S Youth Services Inc. for allegations of paying a female facility investigator less than it paid the male employee who formerly held the position.

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.