University of Denver to Pay $2.66 Million and Increase Salaries to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

The University of Denver will pay $2.66 million and furnish other relief to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

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Cooper Machine Company Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Cooper Machine Company, Inc., a Wadley, Ga., company that sells and manu­factures equipment used in the sawmill industry, violated federal law by firing an employee because of her disability, anxiety disorder, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in...

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EEOC Sues Staffing Solutions for Multiple Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Staffing Solutions of WNY Inc., a Buffalo-based staffing company that places employees with clients throughout Western New York, violated federal laws prohibiting hiring discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

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Foothills Child Development Center Agrees to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Foothills Child Development Center, Inc., a South Carolina corporation that owns and operates a preschool in Easley, S.C., will provide monetary relief to a former employee and modify its employment policies to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the...

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EEOC Issues Federal Workforce Report for 2015

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released its 2015 Annual Report on the Federal Workforce, showing small increases in both workplace diversity and equal employment opportunity (EEO) complaint filings and small declines in complaint processing time.

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Scion Dental, a Unit of SkyGen USA, Ordered to Face Trial for Race Discrimination in EEOC Suit

A federal court has denied a motion by Scion Dental, Inc. to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit filed in September 2016 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) before trial, the federal agency announced today. Scion Dental is a dental...

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Goodwill and Affiliate to Pay $850,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate, Calidad Industries Inc., will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the...

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Aviation Port Services Sued by EEOC For Religious Discrimination and Retaliation

Aviation Port Services, LLC, a Sumner, Wash.-based nationwide provider of support services to airlines, violated federal law when it fired several employees because of their requests for religious accommodations, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit...

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EEOC Sues Albertsons for Harassment of Hispanic Employees

Albertsons, Inc., a national retail grocery chain, violated federal law when a class of Hispanic employees in San Diego were subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment through the implementation of a no-Spanish policy, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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Seasons 52 to Pay $2.85 Million To Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Seasons 52, a national, Orlando-based restaurant chain and part of the Darden family of restaurants, will pay $2.85 million and provide significant equitable relief to settle a nationwide class age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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Value Village Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Two Peaches Group, LLC, d/b/a Value Village, a for-profit thrift store operating five locations in Atlanta, Ga., violated federal law when it failed to accommodate an employee’s requests for accommodation due to her disabling medical condition and forced her to...

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EEOC Sues Simmons Security for Pregnancy Discrimination

Simmons Security and Protective Services, a private security service in Kansas City, Kan., violated federal law by firing a newly hired employee when it learned she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed...

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The Children’s Home Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

The Children’s Home, Inc., a Tampa nonprofit child care organization also known as the Children’s Home Network, will pay $18,000 and provide training for its human resources and management employees to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S....

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Tarr & Zenith Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

Tarr, Inc. and Zenith, LLC, a San Diego-based company that sells dietary supplements, will pay $50,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced...

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New ‘Digest of EEOC Law’ Issued By EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the latest edition of its federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest), which is available on the EEOC’s website.   

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EEOC Sues Walmart For Disability Harassment

Walmart, Inc. violated federal law by failing to reassign a long-term employee to a vacant position in another location after she became disabled while working at its Augusta, Maine store, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a...

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Evergreen KIA to Pay $100,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Orientation and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Chicago car dealership Evergreen Kia will pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual orientation and disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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Jury Awards $5.1 Million For Workers in EEOC Religious Discrimination Case Against United Health Programs of America, Inc. And Cost Containment Group, Inc.

Following a three-week trial, on April 25, a unanimous Brooklyn federal jury found that United Health Programs of America, Inc, which provides discount medical plans, and its parent Cost Containment Group, Inc. (“CCG”), violated federal law by coercing 10 employees...

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EEOC Sues Ashley Distribution Services, LTD. For Disability Discrimination

Ashley Distribution Services, Ltd., a Wisconsin corporation doing business in Advance, North Carolina, violated federal law when it refused to hire a truck driver because the company regarded him as disabled, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in...

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Hertz to Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

The Hertz Corporation has agreed to pay $45,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced today.

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Off the Air, II, Inc. Settles EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Off the Air, II, Inc., which does business as Nick’s Sports Grill, a sports bar in Rowlett, Texas, will pay $24,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),...

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EEOC Sues Simplicity Ground Services For Pregnancy Discrimination

Simplicity Ground Services, P.C., an airline-ramp and cargo-handling company in Detroit, violated federal law by forcing an employee onto unpaid leave because of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

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Registration Now Open for EEOC’s Excel Training Conference

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it is hosting the 21st annual Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) training conference on July 10-12, 2018 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. This annual event is targeted...

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Statement of the Honorable Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, On FY 2018 Omnibus Spending Bill

This past year was an important one for the EEOC as we refocused our priorities, resolved several major cases, adhered to our mission and the law, and were prepared to meet the moment on sexual harassment. I'm very grateful to...

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Mine Rite Technologies to Pay $75,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Suit

Mine Rite Technologies, LLC, a Buffalo, Wyo.-based manufacturing company, will pay $75,000 and provide other significant relief to settle a disability discrimination and harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

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EEOC Sues the Guidance Charter School For Pay Discrimination

The Guidance Charter School, a Palmdale, Calif.-based charter school and non-profit organization, violated federal law when it paid a female math tutor less than a male math tutor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed...

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Franklin-Thomas Appointed New District Director of EEOC’S Memphis District Office

The U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced the appointment of Delner Franklin-Thomas to be the new district director of the agency’s Memphis District Office.

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Court Orders Scottsdale Wine Bar to Pay $100,000 In EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

A federal district court on March 21 ordered a Scottsdale, Ariz., wine bar to pay $100,000 for sexual harassment against two servers because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation and for retaliation against one for complaining about it, the...

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EEOC Sues Beavers’ Inc. / Arby’s For Sexual Harassment of Teen Workers

Beavers’ Inc., doing business as several Arby’s franchises in the Southeast, violated federal law when it subjected several teenaged female employees at an Atmore, Ala., Arby’s to sexual harassment at its location, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged...

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EEOC Sues Waterford School District for Retaliation

The Waterford Public School System, a school district located in Waterford, Mich., violated federal law when it failed to recall a tenured teacher back to work in retaliation for his having filed a charge alleging age discrimination, the U.S. Equal...

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EEOC And the Philippines Renew Historic National Partnership And Outreach Agreement To Fight Job Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines have officially committed to continuing to work together to combat employment discrimination, the EEOC announced today. In a ceremony at the Philippine Embassy today,...

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Salvation Army to Pay $55,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Global humanitarian organization The Salvation Army will pay $55,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

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EEOC Sues Merritt Hospitality, HEI Hotels And Resorts LLC For Disability Discrimination

Merritt Hospitality, LLC and HEI Hotels and Resorts LLC, who together operate the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay, a San Diego hotel that has over 300 guest rooms, violated federal law when they denied a reasonable accommodation to an employee...

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Stemilt Growers and AG Services to Pay $95,000 To Settle EEOC Harassment, Retaliation Suit

The largest grower of organic tree fruit in the United States, Wenatchee, Wash.–based Stemilt Growers and its wholly owned subsidiary Stemilt Ag Services, will pay $95,000 to a Latina tractor driver and implement preventative measures to settle a sexual harassment...

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Coral Gables Trust Company to Pay $180,000 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Coral Gables Trust Company (CGTC), a South Florida-based privately held trust company that provides wealth investment management and trust services throughout Florida, will pay $180,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit filed by...

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Candid Litho Settles EEOC Sex Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for Over $240,000

Candid Litho Printing, LTD, doing business as Candid Worldwide, a printing and graphic arts company with facilities in Las Vegas and Long Island City, N.Y., will pay $242,799 and provide other relief to settle a sex discrimination, sexual harassment and...

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New Orleans Towing Company Sued by EEOC For Breaching Settlement Agreement

TRU Towing Auto, a New Orleans-based towing business, breached a settlement it entered into during a pregnancy discrimination mediation with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

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Capstone Logistics to Pay $50,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Capstone Logistics LLC, a Norcross, Ga.-based manufacturing and distribution company, will pay $50,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

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American Pride Waste Solutions Sued by EEOC For Sex Discrimination

American Pride Waste Solutions, Inc., a Bluffton, S.C., waste collection company, violated federal law by discriminating against a qualified female job applicant because of her sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it recently filed.

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Professional Endodontics to Pay $47,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

A Southfield, Mich.-based oral surgery practice will pay $47,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

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Revised Equal Pay Data Rule Issued by EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a revised version of its proposal to expand pay data collection from federal contractors and other employers with more than 100 workers on July 14, 2016. The revised proposal extends the date...

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Flexibility and Fair Pay – You Can Have Both

Remarkable technological, economic and cultural changes have had a profound impact on the economy and the workforce in recent years, spawning new industries and revolutionizing old ones. As the American workplace continues to evolve, one of its most valued benefits...

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EEOC Announces Proposed Rule to Collect Pay Data from Employers

On Friday, January 29, 2016 the EEOC made an announcement proposing a revision to the EEO-1 Report that would require employers to report to the federal government the number of hours worked and summary pay (that will be grouped in...

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Better Data Equals Greater Pay Equality

Better Data Equals Greater Pay EqualityBy Secretary Tom Perez, Jenny R. Yang and Valerie Jarrett on January 29, 2016 Credit: Ben Bloom via Getty ImagesFederal law has banned pay discrimination since 1963. But more than 50 years later, many in...

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Removing Language Barriers for Working Americans

Let’s face it − navigating government services and benefits can be tough. And for those individuals whose primary language isn’t English, the process can be even more daunting. At the Department of Labor, one of our responsibilities is to ensure...

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“Ban the Box”: Good for People with Disabilities

Over the past few years, a growing list of city, state and local governments; organizations; and private companies have come forward to support “Ban the Box.” It’s an initiative to persuade employers to remove the question “Have you been convicted?”...

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By the Numbers: Veterans Unemployment Drops to 4.2 Percent

Last week I spoke to a room full of airmen in San Antonio, some of whom will soon transition into the civilian workforce. I told them about our great Department of Labor employment workshop that is part of the Transition...

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Why I Wrote the Americans with Disabilities Act

Editor’s Note: This has been cross-posted from the Washington Post online. You can view the original here. In January 1987, I sat down at a word processor in my small office at the National Council on Disability and began writing...

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ADA25: How WIOA is Expanding Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

Two milestones are converging this month. July is the 25th anniversary of the passage of the American with Disabilities Act, which has made significant improvement in the lives of people with disabilities. July also is the first anniversary of the...

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DOL proposes critical updates to sex discrimination guidelines for federal contractors and subcontractors

The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a proposal to clarify federal contractors' requirements to prohibit sex discrimination. The recommended changes would revise the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' guidelines to align with laws, court decisions and societal changes...

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