U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

Report: EEOC obtained more than $500 million in relief for workplace discrimination victims

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A recently published fiscal year 2018 performance report by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) shows the agency obtained more than $500 million in relief for workplace discrimination victims as well as a 30 percent increase in discrimination inquiries through its new online system, according to the agency.

EEOC: Energy component manufacturer allegedly revoked job offer due to kidney disease

By Marian Johns | Nov 19, 2018

MACON, Ga. — A Georgia stored energy component manufacturer faces a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly revoking a job offer to an applicant due to his chronic kidney disease.

Whole Foods reaches $65,000 settlement over alleged firing of employee due to kidney impairment

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE — Whole Foods Market has reached a $65,000 settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to resolve a lawsuit alleging the company fired an employee for missing work due to kidney impairment.

EEOC: North Carolina restaurant allowed employee to be subjected to racial slurs, harassment

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina barbecue restaurant is facing a lawsuit from the federal government, alleging it did not attempt to stop a black employee from being subjected to racial slurs and harassment by another employee.

Miss. restaurant settles claims it violated woman's religious beliefs by making her wear blue jeans instead of blue jean skirt

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Mississippi restaurant has settled a lawsuit filed by a federal agency, alleging the company discriminated against a female worker who could not follow the dress code due to her religious beliefs.

EEOC reports increase in potential workplace discrimination claims

By Marian Johns | Nov 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is reporting a spike in its outreach and enforcement work in fiscal year 2018, which included responding to 200,000-plus likely discrimination claims and securing $505 million and other relief for nearly 70,000 victims of workplace discrimination.

U.S. district court denies UPS Freight's request to vacate injunction relating to ADA

By Marian Johns | Nov 12, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- An effort by UPS Freight, asking a federal court to vacate an injunction which prohibits the company from violating the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), was recently struck down in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Whole Foods Market to Pay $65,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Suit

By Press release submission | Nov 9, 2018

Whole Foods Market Group, Inc., doing business as Whole Foods Market, headquartered in Austin, Texas, will pay $65,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: MPW Industrial Services to Pay $170,000 To Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Nov 5, 2018

MPW Industrial Services, Inc., a Hebron, Ohio industrial cleaning company, will pay $170,0000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

EEOC: Washington state staffing agency told deaf applicant company does not hire the deaf

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

SEATTLE — A staffing and recruiting agency in Washington state faces a lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it turned away a job applicant for being deaf.

Teenage restaurant worker alleges supervisor sexually harassed her, showed up at her home

By Marian Johns | Nov 5, 2018

OMAHA — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against a Nebraska restaurant, alleging its manager failed to stop one of the restaurant supervisors from sexually harassing a teenage female employee.

Ohio industrial cleaning business reaches settlement on alleged use of racial epithets to blacks

By Marian Johns | Oct 30, 2018

CINCINNATI — An Ohio industrial cleaning company has reached a settlement with a federal agency to resolve a lawsuit alleging that two African-American workers at its Kentucky operation were subjected to racial harassment.

U.S. alleges Michigan company fired employees for reporting, corroborating sexual harassment

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

DETROIT — A Michigan company faces a federal lawsuit for allegedly firing four employees for reporting and corroborated sexual harassment allegations.

EEOC alleges New Orleans towing company breached mediation agreement

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says a New Orleans towing company did not respond to a lawsuit filed by the agency, alleging breach of a mediation agreement over allegations of pregnancy discrimination.

Upstate New York health facilities to pay $465,000 for alleged discrimination against employees

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

BUFFALO — A family of nursing and health care facilities in upstate New York has agreed to pay $465,000 to settle claims by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) of discriminating against pregnant employees and those with disabilities.

EEOC: Texas county health department paid male physician $34,000 above female doctor's salary

By Marian Johns | Oct 29, 2018

DALLAS — Denton County of Texas has reached a settlement with the federal government to resolve a lawsuit alleging the county's health department paid a female doctor less than a male doctor.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Denton County to Pay $115,000 After Judgment in EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

Denton County will pay $115,000 to a female former county doctor after a federal court entered judgment in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a pay discrimination lawsuit (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Absolut Care to Pay $465,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Oct 28, 2018

Absolut Facilities Management, LLC, doing business as Absolut Care LLC, a family of nursing and health care facilities in upstate New York, will pay $465,000 and furnish other relief to settle a pregnancy and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

Pennsylvania company settles claims of illegally requesting genetic information

By Marian Johns | Oct 22, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS — A Pennsylvania-based company has reached a settlement with the federal government over charges the company requested genetic information from job applicants and employees at its Indiana facility.

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