U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

FTC's agreement with NetSpend means $10 million in refunds to customers denied prepaid activation

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A settlement reached between the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and NetSpend, will allow the federal government to issue more than $10 million in refunds to NetSpend customers who were denied or delayed activation of their NetSpend prepaid debit cards after the company blocked customers from using the cards.

EEOC: Social services agency to pay $60,000 for failing to remove worker's personal disability data

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

NEW YORK — A New York social service agency has agreed to a $60,000 settlement with the federal government to resolve charges the agency refused to remove confidential information about an employee's disability from a duty log, which could be accessed by other employees, and then firing her for filing a complaint.

Marriott hotel owners settle cancer discrimination allegations

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal agency's claims of disability discrimination involving an employee with breast cancer against a hotel owner/operator which operates under franchise agreements with Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hilton and Best Western, have been settled.

Teamsters Local Union No. 455 reaches agreement with EEOC over fair representation charges

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

DENVER — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a $153,000 settlement with Teamsters Local Union No. 455 to resolve allegations the union denied fair representation to some of its members faced with discrimination.

U.S. alleges regional fast food chain subjected female workers to sexual comments, touching

By Marian Johns | Sep 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Agency (EEOC) alleges a regional fast food chain violated federal law when it subjected three young female workers to inappropriate sexual comments and unwanted touching by male supervisory officials.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: B.F. Saul Companies, Hospitality Group to Pay $210,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Sep 21, 2018

The B.F. Saul group of real estate companies will pay $210,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit involving the discharge of a female employee with breast cancer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced.

EEOC alleges 2 Foodtown female employees were solicited for sex by supervisor, fired for resisting

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

NEW YORK — The federal government is suing a New York supermarket on behalf of two female employees whose allege their supervisor solicited them for sex and then fired them for resisting his sexual harassment.

EEOC: Worker fired after requesting medical leave to treat prostate cancer

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against a national provider of indirect industrial supplies, alleging an employee was fired after requesting medical leave for prostate cancer treatment.

EEOC alleges Golden Corral franchisee fired server for having epilepsy

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, alleging a Golden Corral restaurant franchisee in Augusta fired a server for not being able to control her epilepsy.

EEOC alleges Miami companies fired employee who lost one eye outside of work

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

MIAMI — A federal agency alleges two Miami sheet metal fabrication and installation companies fired an employee because he lost one eye due to an out-of-work injury.

EEOC: Pennsylvania supply distributor paid female employees less than male coworkers

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government is accusing a Pennsylvania international industrial and construction supply of paying female sales support employees less than their male coworkers for doing the same work.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: M&R Consulting, LLC To Pay $40,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2018

M&R Consulting, LLC, a Towson, Md.,-based home care agency doing business as Home Instead Senior Care, will pay $40,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle an EEOC disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced.

Southern California restaurant chain allegedly rejects male applicants as servers

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A Southern California restaurant chain faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly rejecting male applicants from being servers, violating federal sex discrimination laws.

EEOC: Cracker Barrel refused to hire qualified deaf applicant as dishwasher

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

BALTIMORE — The federal government is suing Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, alleging the company refused to hire a qualified deaf applicant for a dishwasher position, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC: Staffing agency refused to hire applicant with learning disability

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania staffing agency refused to hire a worker for a food packaging position due to a learning and other mental disabilities, according to a federal agency.

Time Warner Cable purchaser accused of moving employee with night blindness to evening shift

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the purchaser of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications LLC, for allegedly moving an employee with night blindness and cataracts back to an evening shift in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

West Virginia utility employee alleges she was fired for objecting to supervisor's sexual advances

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

ABINGDON, Virginia — A West Virginia electric utility company is facing sexual harassment and retaliation charges from the federal government for allegedly subjecting a female employee to comments about her body from a male supervisor who then terminated her job for objecting to the sexual harassment.

EEOC alleges Gulf Coast shipbuilder fired employee for making discrimination claims

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Gulf Coast shipbuilder for allegedly firing an employee placed by a staffing agency due to his past claims of discrimination against the shipbuilder.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Kessinger Hunter Management to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Sep 5, 2018

Kessinger Hunter Management, Inc. (KHMI), a national commercial property management company with its primary corporate offices in Kansas City, Mo., will pay $50,000 to a former employee, change its policies, and provide training to employees to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

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