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Senate Report Criticizes EEOC

On Monday, the current Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (and chairman in the next Congress) Lamar Alexander issued a report critical of the Equal Employment Opportunity...more

Revealing Whistleblower’s Identity is Retaliation

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held that revealing a whistleblower’s identity is prohibited retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act in Halliburton, Inc. v. Administrative Review Board, United States...more

Feds Revive Efforts to Regulate Seclusion and Restraint

On February 12, 2014 the United States Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions [“HELP”] Committee released the results of its investigation into the use of restraint and seclusion in schools. Entitled Dangerous Use of...more

Punitive Damages Not Available Under Cook County Human Rights Ordinance

The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that the Cook County Commission On Human Relations (the “Commission”) acted beyond the scope of its authority when it awarded punitive damages to a prevailing complainant in connection...more

Tenth Circuit Issues its First Decision Interpreting SOX: Offers Broad Reading of the Act

On Tuesday, June 4th, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its first decision interpreting the Sarbanes Oxley Act’s whistleblower protection provision, affirming a decision by the U.S. Department of Labor’s...more

Police Department City of New York v. Sergeant Raymond Stukes

Motion to Adjourn

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California Employment Law Notes - January 2013

In This Issue: - $1.347 Million Award To Former General Counsel For Breach Of Implied Contract Is Upheld - Faigin v. Signature Group Holdings, Inc., 211 Cal. App. 4th 726 (2012) - $114,000 Pregnancy...more

EEOC Sues Fidelity Engineering Corporation for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

HVAC Company Fired Employee Because of Heart Condition and Refused to Rehire Him After He Filed a Discrimination Charge, Federal Agency Said - BALTIMORE - A leading provider of mechanical heating, ventilation and air...more

Carrols Corp. To Pay $2.5 Million to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

89 Women To Benefit From Settlement With World's Largest Burger King Franchisee - NEW YORK - Carrols Corporation, the world's largest Burger King franchisee, will pay $2.5 million and take significant remedial steps to...more

ABC Cake Shop & Bakery in Albuquerque Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit for $220,000

Owner Harassed Numerous Female Workers, Including Teens, and Forced Some Women to Quit, Federal Agency Charged - ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The ABC Cake Shop & Bakery in Albuquerque, which is owned and operated by Early Bird...more

McCormick & Schmick’s to Pay $47,814 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Deaf Prep Cook at National Harbor Restaurant Demoted, Harassed, Retaliated Against and Fired, Federal Agency Charged - BALTIMORE - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Inc. will pay $47,814 and provide other...more

Emmert International to Pay $180,000 to Settle EEOC Race Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Heavy Haul Transportation Company Allowed Environment of Racial Abuse and Retaliated Against Employee for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - PHOENIX - Emmert International agreed to settle an employment...more

J.A. Thomas & Assoc. Agrees to Pay $350,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Health Care Consulting Firm Refused to Rehire Bilateral Amputee, Federal Agency Charged - DETROIT-The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has resolved its suit against J.A....more

Marymount Manhattan College Settles EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

College Pays $125,000 to 64-Year-Old Applicant - NEW YORK - Marymount Manhattan College has settled a lawsuit filed by EEOC alleging that it refused to hire a choreography instructor for a tenure-track assistant...more

Justice Department Settles ADA Claims against Debt Collector

A recent Department of Justice settlement with a debt collection law firm that was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act exemplifies the mounting federal scrutiny of the debt collection industry....more

Dayton Superior Corporation to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Federal Agency Charged Company Fired Employee Because of Her Bipolar Disorder - ATLANTA - Dayton Superior Corporation, a nationwide provider of concrete and masonry construction products, will pay $50,000 to settle a...more

Fox Den Apartments to Pay $37,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Suit

Property Manager Was Terminated After Heart Attack, Federal Agency Charged - ATLANTA -Oxford Glenn Of Wrightsboro, LLC, Stansberry and Company LLC, and Stansberry Management, LLC, d/b/a Fox Den Apartments will pay...more

EEOC Settles Disability Discharge Suit Against Scooter Store

NEW YORK - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a disability discrimination lawsuit against The Scooter Store, a nationwide, Texas-based retailer, the agency announced today. The terms of the...more

Altec to Pay $25,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Suit

Company Failed to Hire Seventh-day Adventist Due to His Refusal to Work on the Sabbath, Federal Agency Alleged - ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Altec Industries, Inc., a Birmingham, Ala. based manufacturing company, will pay ...more

EEOC Sues Paramount Janitorial Services, Inc. For Retaliation

Janitorial Service Unlawfully Fired Female Janitor for Complaining About Racist Slurs, Federal Agency Charges - PETERSBURG, VA. - Paramount Janitorial Services Inc., a Petersburg, Virginia based janitorial service...more

Can the Cook County Commission on Human Rights Award Punitive Damages?

Our previews of the new civil cases granted review at the end of the Illinois Supreme Court’s November term conclude with Crittenden v. Cook County Commission on Human Rights. Crittenden involves a question of administrative...more

Michigan City Restaurant to Pay $20,000 to Settle Second EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Dinos Restaurant Allowed Male Co-Worker to Abuse Female Employee, Federal Agency Charged - SOUTH BEND, IND. - A Michigan City, Ind., restaurant will pay $20,000 to settle a second sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the...more

American Samoa Government and EEOC Settle Age Discrimination Suit

U.S. Territory Will Provide Anti-Discrimination Training & Relief, Settling the Federal Agency's First Lawsuit in American Samoa - PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today...more

Trinity Health Corporation Agrees to Settle EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit

Company Had Policy of Delaying or Denying Severance Payments to Employees Who Signed Severance Agreements and Then Filed Discrimination Charges, Agency Says - INDIANAPOLIS - Trinity Health Corporation, a national...more

OfficeMax Settles EEOC’s Retaliation Suit for $85,000, Injunctive Relief

Ex-Employee Alleged a Series of Retaliatory Actions By Store Manager After Complaining About Discrimination - SARASOTA, Fla. - OfficeMax, an office and technology supply store, will pay $85,000 and target recruitment...more

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