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EEOC accuses Buffalo staffing company of not hiring black applicants

BUFFALO, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 17 against Staffing Solutions of WNY Inc., staffing company in Buffalo, for allegations of hiring discrimination based on race. "

EEOC: South Carolina child development center fired employee over drug prescription

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 15 that Foothills Child Development Center Inc. will provide monetary relief to a former employee after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC case against Scion Dental can continue to trial

MILWAUKEE, Wisc. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 11 that Scion Dental Inc. has been ordered to face trial for alleged race discrimination brought forth by an EEOC lawsuit.

EEOC settles $850,000 harassment case with Californian company

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 10 that Goodwill Industries and affiliate company Calidad Industries Inc. will pay $850,000 after allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation.

EEOC accuses airport services company of pregnancy discrimination

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit March 27 against Simplicity Ground Services PC, a Detroit company that provides airline-ramp and cargo-handling products and services, for alleged pregnancy discrimination.

U. of Denver owes $2.66 million after alleged pay discrimination

DENVER (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 17 that the University of Denver will pay $2.66 million after allegations of pay discrimination based on sex.

EEOC accuses manufacturer of disability discrimination

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 17 against Cooper Machine Company Inc., a seller and manufacturer of equipment for the sawmill industry, for allegedly firing an employee because of her disability.

Discrimination case filed by transgender woman against Phillips 66 Co. dismissed

HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit in which a transgender woman claimed she was discriminated against based on her sex.

EEOC alleges company denied religious accommodation to Muslim employees

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 7 against Aviation Port Services LLC, a company that provides support services to airlines, for allegations of denying requests for religious accommodations.

EEOC: Albertsons disallowed Hispanic employees from speaking Spanish in workplace

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 3 against Albertsons Inc., a national retail grocery chain, for allegations of subjecting a classic of Hispanic employees to harassment and a hostile work environment.

EEOC: Atlanta thrift store refused to let employee wear oxygen backpack

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 3 against Two Peaches Group LLC, which does business as Value Village and operates five for-profit thrift stores in the Atlanta area, for allegations of disability discrimination and refusing reasonable accommodation requests.

EEOC obtains $2.85 million settlement with Seasons 52 in ageism case

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 3 that Seasons 52, a chain of restaurants based in Orlando, will pay $2.85 million after allegations of age discrimination against a class of people.

EEOC alleges Kansas security company did not allow not allow pregnant employee to work

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit May 3 against Simmons Security and Protective Services, a Kansas company that provides private security services, for allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

EEOC alleges motor company participated in disability discrimination scheme

PORTLAND, Maine (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 30 against Hirschbach Motor Lines Inc. for allegedly rejecting job applicants with disabilities by using a pre-employment “back assessment” test.

EEOC: San Diego dietary supplement company discriminated against multiple pregnant employees

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 30 that Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC, a dietary supplement company with headquarters in San Diego, will pay $50,000 after allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

EEOC secures $100,000 from Chicago Kia dealership after alleged discrimination

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 26 that Evergreen Kia, a car dealership in Chicago, will pay $100,000 and adjust its business practices after allegations of sexual orientation and disability discrimination.

EEOC alleges Walmart discriminated against disabled long-term employee

BANGOR, Maine (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 26 against Walmart Inc. for allegations it failed to reassign a long-term employee to a vacant position in another location after she become disabled.

EEOC: Medical plan provider forced employees to partake in religious ceremonies

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced April 26 that United Health Program of America Inc., a discount medical plan provider, and parent company Cost Containment Group Inc. (CCG), will pay $5.1 million after allegedly coercing 10 employees to engage in religious practices at work and for creating a hostile work environment.

EEOC: Distribution company failed to hire worker over unfounded disability worries

WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit April 26 against Ashley Distribution Services Ltd., which is based in Wisconsin but also does business in North Carolina under the title, Advance, for allegations of disability discrimination against a truck driver applicant.

EEOC: Florida child care organization refuses to hire male for maternity home role

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced May 2 that The Children’s Home Inc., a Tampa nonprofit child care organization also known as the Children’s Home Network, will pay $18,000 after allegations of sex discrimination.