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PruittHealth-Raleigh to pay $25,000 to settle pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by EEOC

By Carrie Bradon | Apr 24, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled its lawsuit against a health care provider over allegations that a pregnant employee was discriminated against and not given the necessary accommodations.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Safeway to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Apr 23, 2019

National grocery store chain Safeway, Inc. will pay $75,000 and make significant changes to its policies and hiring practices to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Saint Thomas Health to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Apr 23, 2019

Saint Thomas Health (STH), operating Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn., will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

California home improvement contractor employee alleges she was told to turn away Middle Eastern, Indian customers

By Marian Johns | Apr 23, 2019

OAKLAND, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A California-based home improvement contractor is being sued by the federal government over claims by an employee that she was instructed to turn away customers perceived to be Middle Eastern or Indian.

EEOC's stats show $505 million secured for employees who filed charges in FY 2018

By Marian Johns | Apr 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced it secured $505 million for private sector, state, local and federal employees who filed charges through the agency in fiscal year 2018.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: JBS Carriers to Pay $250,000 and not Resume ErgoMed Screening to Settle EEOC Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Apr 8, 2019

National trucking company JBS Carriers, Inc. will pay $250,000 and furnish other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

Goodwill Industries allegedly failed to give janitor disability accommodations

By Marian Johns | Apr 3, 2019

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Goodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey, alleging the organization failed to give an employee working as a janitor disability accommodations.

HELP USA settles EEOC lawsuit alleging sexual harassment of female workers

By Marian Johns | Apr 3, 2019

NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — Housing provider Help USA Inc., has agreed to settle claims by the federal government that it allowed a supervisor to sexually harass female employees.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: HELP USA to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Harassment Suit

By Press release submission | Apr 1, 2019

HELP USA, Inc., a nationwide provider of housing and support services, will pay $150,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit for sexual harassment filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

EEOC: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Texas settles charges of disability discrimination

By Marian Johns | Mar 26, 2019

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) — BlueCross/Blue Shield of Texas (BCBS) has reached a $75,000 settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over allegations the insurance provider refused to hire an applicant because she was deaf.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Leaders Representing Industries and Associations Join EEOC for Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention

By Press release submission | Mar 25, 2019

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) convened an "Industry Leaders Roundtable Discussion on Harassment Prevention."

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Asurion to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Asurion, LLC, an international customer service support provider for electronic devices based in Nashville, Tenn., has agreed to pay $50,000 and furnish significant relief to settle a federal lawsuit charging disability discrimination brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Sys-con, LLC to Pay $70,000 to Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Mar 18, 2019

Sys-Con, LLC, a Sys-Con, LLC, a Montgomery, Ala.-based general contractor, will pay two former female employees a total of $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

Stanley Black & Decker to pay $140,000 after firing employee for absence due to cancer treatment

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Stanley Black & Decker has settled allegations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that the tool manufacturer fired an employee for poor attendance due to work absence for cancer treatments and medical appointments.

Illinois casino to pay former worker's estate after denying medical leave for cancer treatment

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — An Illinois casino will pay the estate of a deceased former employee whom the federal government says was fired for asking for medical leave so he could receive cancer treatment.

Michigan poultry ranch accused of harassing, mocking disabled employee

By Marian Johns | Mar 11, 2019

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan egg producer faces a lawsuit from the federal government, alleging a line worker at the poultry ranch with a disability was subjected to a hostile work environment.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: CRST to Pay $47,500 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

UCRST Expedited, Inc. / CRST International, Inc. will pay $47,500 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION: Stanley Black & Decker Will Pay $140,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

By Press release submission | Mar 11, 2019

Stanley Black & Decker Inc., a global diversified industrial company, will pay $140,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced.

L.A. charter school settles allegations of paying female math tutor less than male counterpart

By Marian Johns | Mar 4, 2019

LOS ANGELES — The federal government has reached a settlement with a Los Angeles charter school it says paid a female employee less than a male co-worker in the same job, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

USA Parking Services settles EEOC allegations it refused to hire deaf applicant

By Marian Johns | Mar 4, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A national valet and parking services company has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleging the company refused to hire a deaf valet applicant due to her disability.

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