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Confusion at federal government: Are transgender persons protected under Civil Rights Act or not?

Angela Underwood Oct. 18, 2017, 12:54pm

WAUSAU, Wis. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against a Colorado-based auto retailer for not hiring a transgender candidate.

New Mexico convenience store chain to pay $950,000 after alleged pregnancy discrimination

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:05am

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Sept. 25 that Allsup’s Convenience Stores Inc., which owns more than 300 convenience stores, will pay $950,000 to resolve allegations of pregnancy and disability discrimination.

EEOC: Louisiana marine transportation company unjustly fired disabled employee

Mark Iandolo Oct. 10, 2017, 10:03am

NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Otto Candies LLC, alleging disability discrimination.

EEOC: Whataburger management in Florida allegedly sought to only hire white applicants

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 4:16pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Whataburger Restaurants LLC, a national fast food chain, for allegedly retaliating against a white restaurant manager who opposed an upper management directive to hire only white applicants.

EEOC secures $25,000 for applicant allegedly denied job because of diabetes

Mark Iandolo Oct. 4, 2017, 3:55pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Sept. 26 that Aldonsa Inc., doing business as Oilfield Instrumentation USA Inc., will pay $25,000 after allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC accuses Dollar General Stores of discriminatory hiring practices

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 3:05pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Dolgencorp LLC, doing business as Dollar General Stores Inc., for allegations of rescinding job offers from applicants after learning they had disabilities.

EEOC: North Dakota health care company allegedly fired employee because of pregnancy-related disability

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:49pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against Trinity Health in North Dakota for alleged pregnancy discrimination.

EEOC: BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas allegedly discriminated against deaf job applicant

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 2:47pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas for allegations of disability discrimination.

EEOC: Mississippi restaurant chain allegedly rescinded job offer over religious belief accommodations

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 1:06pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 25 against the restaurant chain Georgia Blue LLC for allegations of rescinding a job offer over an applicant’s religious beliefs.

EEOC: Gulf Logistics allegedly fired employee because of perceptions about disability

Mark Iandolo Oct. 3, 2017, 1:02pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 21 against Gulf Logistics, an oil and gas vessel company, for allegations of firing an employee because of perceptions about his disability.

EEOC sues CBS satellite station in Texas for alleged age discrimination

Mark Iandolo Oct. 2, 2017, 2:33pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a lawsuit Sept. 26 against CBS Stations Group of Texas for allegedly refusing to hire Tammy Campbell for a traffic reporter position because of her age.

EEOC: Chipotle allowed female general manager to sexually harass male shift manager

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2017, 11:25am

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 18 against Chipotle for allegations of allowing a restaurant manager to sexually harass her subordinate and retaliate against him after he reported the misconduct.

EEOC targets Massimo Zanetti for allegedly allowing sexual harassment

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2017, 11:25am

NORFOLK, Va. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 18 against Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Inc. for allegations of failing to stop sexual harassment of a female employee and then firing her for complaining about harassment.

EEOC: Chicago collection agency subjected employee to sexual orientation discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 26, 2017, 11:25am

CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against collection agency Malcolm S. Gerald & Associates for allegations of subjecting an employee to harassment because of his sexual orientation.

EEOC alleges Chicago electric company fired employee due to age

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 3:07pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against S&C Electric Co. in Chicago for allegations of firing an employee due to age and disability.

Michigan Tim Hortons franchise pays $22,500 penalty after alleged religious discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:55pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop franchise in Michigan will pay $22,500 to resolve allegations of religious discrimination.

EEOC: 2 Illinois IHOP franchises allegedly allowed sexual harassment against female employees

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:53pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 19 against two related International House of Pancakes (IHOP) franchises for allegations of sexual harassment against numerous female employees and a male employee.

EEOC: Texas medical practice allegedly forces employees to participate in religious activities

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:51pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 20 against Shepherd Healthcare, a medical practice in Lewisville, Texas, for allegations of firing an employee for repeatedly requesting to be excused from a daily morning Bible study.

EEOC alleges Chicago fashion stores discriminated against African-American, Hispanic employees

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:46pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 18 against City Sports, a chain of fashion stores with more than 20 locations in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, for allegations of failing to hire and promote African-Americans and Hispanics into management positions in favor of Koreans.

EEOC accuses Indiana nursing home of discrimination

Mark Iandolo Sep. 22, 2017, 2:43pm

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a lawsuit Sept. 20 against a nursing home in Evansville, Indiana, for allegations of acceding to resident requests for non-black caregivers.