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EEOC: Worker fired after requesting medical leave to treat prostate cancer

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia against a national provider of indirect industrial supplies, alleging an employee was fired after requesting medical leave for prostate cancer treatment.

EEOC alleges Golden Corral franchisee fired server for having epilepsy

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The federal government has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia, alleging a Golden Corral restaurant franchisee in Augusta fired a server for not being able to control her epilepsy.

EEOC alleges Miami companies fired employee who lost one eye outside of work

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

MIAMI — A federal agency alleges two Miami sheet metal fabrication and installation companies fired an employee because he lost one eye due to an out-of-work injury.

EEOC: Pennsylvania supply distributor paid female employees less than male coworkers

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The federal government is accusing a Pennsylvania international industrial and construction supply of paying female sales support employees less than their male coworkers for doing the same work.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

U.S. reaches settlement in alleged multimillion dollar business coaching scheme

By Marian Johns | Sep 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A federal agency has reached a settlement with one of the defendants in a multimillion dollar business coaching scheme that allegedly involved telling customers they could earn a six-figure salary within 90 days.

John Hancock affiliate agrees to $5.3 million penalty with U.S. over wetlands destruction

By Marian Johns | Sep 12, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Goose Pond Ag. Inc., and its manager of operations Farmland Management Services Inc., an affiliate of the John Hancock Life Insurance Company, will pay $5.3 million in civil penalties for impacts to streams and wetlands connected to the Sacramento River, according to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau employee alleges she earns less than male counterparts

By Bree Gonzales | Sep 6, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A federal employee alleges that she is paid less than her male co-workers with the same experience.

Southern California restaurant chain allegedly rejects male applicants as servers

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

SAN DIEGO — A Southern California restaurant chain faces a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegedly rejecting male applicants from being servers, violating federal sex discrimination laws.

EEOC: Cracker Barrel refused to hire qualified deaf applicant as dishwasher

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

BALTIMORE — The federal government is suing Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, alleging the company refused to hire a qualified deaf applicant for a dishwasher position, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC: Staffing agency refused to hire applicant with learning disability

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania staffing agency refused to hire a worker for a food packaging position due to a learning and other mental disabilities, according to a federal agency.

Time Warner Cable purchaser accused of moving employee with night blindness to evening shift

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MILWAUKEE — A federal agency has filed a lawsuit against the purchaser of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications LLC, for allegedly moving an employee with night blindness and cataracts back to an evening shift in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

West Virginia utility employee alleges she was fired for objecting to supervisor's sexual advances

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

ABINGDON, Virginia — A West Virginia electric utility company is facing sexual harassment and retaliation charges from the federal government for allegedly subjecting a female employee to comments about her body from a male supervisor who then terminated her job for objecting to the sexual harassment.

EEOC alleges Gulf Coast shipbuilder fired employee for making discrimination claims

By Marian Johns | Sep 5, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Gulf Coast shipbuilder for allegedly firing an employee placed by a staffing agency due to his past claims of discrimination against the shipbuilder.

Defamation suit filed by alleged Roy Moore victim will stay in Alabama court

By Takesha Thomas | Aug 30, 2018

Court upholds lower circuit court ruling for change of venue from Etowah to Montgomery county.

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