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EEOC: 2 California restaurants ignored employees' complaints of sexual harassment, groping

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — Two California restaurants face a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after allegedly dismissing complaints from male and female workers about being sexually harassed by a kitchen manager.

South Carolina pest control company faces lawsuit for alleged illegal firing of employee

By Marian Johns | Feb 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina against a South Carolina pest control and landscaping company that allegedly fired an office manager after denying her request for leave as an accommodation for her disability.

EEOC renews commitment to fight discrimination against Ecuadoran nationals working in U.S.

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has renewed its national memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ecuador as part of the its agreement to stop discrimination of Ecuadoran nationals working in the U.S.

Maryland Insurance Administration settles EEOC charge of paying female employees lower wages

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

BALTIMORE — The Maryland Insurance Administration has settled allegations by the federal of government of paying female employees less wages than their male counterparts for equal work.

Gas station owner settles EEOC allegations of sexually harassing female cashier

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

MEMPHIS — A Memphis gas station owner, operator has settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government that alleges the company subjected a cashier to sexual harassment and then fired her for complaining about the harassment.

U.S. accuses military contractor of forcing pregnant employee to take unpaid leave

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

MIAMI — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a U.S. government military contractor who allegedly forced a pregnant female employee to take an unpaid leave of absence and eventually fired her due to her pregnancy.

Arkansas Buffalo Wild Wings settles discrimination charge of not hiring male bartenders

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Buffalo Wild Wings faces a lawsuit by the federal government over claims of not hiring males for bartender positions, has settled the charges, according to the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC).

New Jersey fishery, Massachusetts staffing agency settle claims of 'egregious' sexual harassment

By Marian Johns | Feb 4, 2019

BOSTON — A New Jersey-based fishery and a Massachusetts staffing agency have agreed to settle claims by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that the companies subjected female workers to "egregious" sexual harassment by male managers, supervisors and co-workers.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Atlantic Capes Fisheries & BJ’s Service Co. to Pay $675,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Atlantic Capes Fisheries, Inc. (ACF), a New Jersey-based shellfish harvester and processor, and BJ's Service Co., Inc., a staffing agency located in New Bedford, Mass., will pay $675,000.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: R Wings R Wild / Buffalo Wild Wings Settles Sex Discrimination Suit With EEOC for $30,000

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

R Wings R Wild, LLC, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings, will pay $30,000 to three claimants who were denied jobs in Little Rock, Ark. and Del City, Okla..

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Flash Market to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

Flash Market, Inc., owner and operator of convenience store gas stations in the Mid-South under the Citgo, Phillips, Conoco and Shell brands, has agreed to pay $100,000.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Maryland Insurance Administration to Pay $36,802 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Act Suit

By Press release submission | Feb 4, 2019

The Maryland Insurance Administration, Maryland's agency charged with regulating the insurance industry, will pay $36,802 in monetary relief and furnish important equitable relief to settle a federal pay discrimination lawsuiT.

Federal agencies sign memorandum to combat state, local government employee harassment

By Marian Johns | Jan 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have taken steps to further tackle state and local government employee harassment, the federal agencies announced.

Buffalo bank settles EEOC allegations it put disabled, impaired workers on 'involuntary leave'

By Marian Johns | Dec 26, 2018

NEW YORK — A Buffalo bank has settled a lawsuit that alleges the corporation failed to provide reasonable accommodations to disabled and impaired employees by putting them on "involuntary leave" until they could have medical authorization to return to work without accommodations.

Jury awards Florida farmworker more than $800,000 after supervisor's sexual assault

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

TAMPA — A jury has awarded a Florida farmworker $850,000 after the farm she worked for took no action after she was sexually assaulted by a supervisor, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Louisiana credit union settles EEOC charges of firing worker who criticized racially offensive video

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana credit union will pay $110,000 to settle a federal agency's lawsuit that alleges the company fired an African-American branch manager because she complained that a training video was racially offensive.

EEOC: Georgia restaurant to pay $15,500 for demoting worker due to pregnancy

By Marian Johns | Dec 24, 2018

ATLANTA — A Georgia restaurant and bar accused of demoting an employee to a lower paying job due to her pregnancy, has settled charges by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

North Carolina rehab center settles U.S. allegations of firing employee due to illness

By Marian Johns | Dec 21, 2018

RALEIGH — A North Carolina rehabilitation and health care center has settled a lawsuit filed by the federal government, alleging the company discriminated against and then fired an employee due to her autoimmune disorder and rheumatoid arthritis.

U.S. EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Louisiana Credit Union to Pay $110,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Charging Retaliation

By Press release submission | Dec 20, 2018

A Louisiana credit union has agreed to pay a former branch manager $110,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

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