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Under the federal civil rights statutes, plaintiffs who prevail ordinarily receive an award of attorneys’ fees that must be paid by the defendant. But, in order not to deter plaintiffs from filing such claims, the reverse is...more
California Company Failed to Address a Sexually Hostile Work Environment Created by a Manager, Federal Agency Charged -
FRESNO, Calif. - Bakersfield, Calif.-based Braun Electric Company will pay $82,500 and furnish...more
The ARB upheld a damages award in favor of a whistleblower after his former employer purportedly “blacklisted” him by providing an apparently negative employment reference to a prospective employer. Timmons v. CRST Dedicated...more
A federal district judge in Hammond, Indiana, has permitted a rail union to pursue injunctive remedies in a Title VII pattern-or-practice discrimination claim on behalf of its black members without compliance with Rule 23. In...more
Transportation Company Fired Older Drivers Because of Their Age, Federal Agency Charged -
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Spartanburg, S.C.-based Atchison Transportation Services, Inc., the largest full-service ground...more
The last several years have seen the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) take an aggressive stance on inflexible leave policies. According to the EEOC, these policies – which subject employees to termination...more
Restaurants Exploited Class of Hispanic Cooks by Failing to Pay Overtime, Federal Agency Charged -
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - NSC Chicken, LP, dba Chicken Express, will pay $15,000 and furnish other relief to settle a...more
On September 26, 2014, OSHA issued a preliminary order that an Illinois employer, Stericycle Inc. (the Company), reinstate and pay $262,000 to a supervisor who was discharged after allegedly reporting safety concerns to...more
Employers doing business with the federal government must now jump through additional hoops. In yet another example of the executive branch pursuing its agenda outside of the legislative process, President Obama signed...more
On September 22, 2014, the SEC announced its largest whistleblower award to date under its Dodd-Frank whistleblower bounty program. It awarded $30-$35 million to an anonymous whistleblower who the Commission said provided...more
The SEC announced an expected award of more than $30 million to a foreign whistleblower who provided “key original information” that led to a successful enforcement action by the agency. The award will be the largest made by...more
Last month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed into law legislation (Public Chapter 995) that will significantly amend the Tennessee Human Rights Act (“THRA”), the Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”), and the...more
Agency Charged Home Cleaning Company Fired Employee Because of Her Pregnancy -
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - V&B LLC, a Merry Maids home cleaning franchise in Kenosha, Wis., will pay $40,000 and furnish other relief under a...more
Reminder to Tennessee whistleblowers and employers: a Tennessee Public Protection Act (“TPPA”) suit only works if the purported whistleblower has a reasonable belief that what occurred was actually illegal.
Bank Will Pay Four Females Who Alleged Female Manager Sexualized Workplace -
RENO, Nev. - Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. will pay $290,000 to four female bank tellers and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment...more
Two Baltimore Restaurants Subjected Black Workers to Discrimination in Hiring and Work Assignments, Federal Agency Charged -
BALTIMORE - McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, Inc. and McCormick and Schmick...more
On August 15, 2014, a California-based staffing company reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC), resolving...more
Nursing Home Rescinded Offer to Hire Qualified Applicant Because He Is Deaf, Federal Agency Charged -
NEWARK, N.J. - A Mendham, N.J., nursing home will pay $75,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a...more
The Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) requires that non-grandfathered health plans make preventive care and screenings available to their members at no cost (i.e. no deductibles, coinsurance, or co-payments). The Department of...more
Elevator Manufacturer Refused to Rehire Applicant in Retaliation for a Previous Discrimination Complaint, Federal Agency Charges -
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Kone, Inc., a manufacturer and servicer of elevators and escalators,...more
Hawley v. Mphasis Corp., 2014 WL 3610946 (S.D.N.Y. July 22, 2014).
In this employment discrimination case, the plaintiff moved for sanctions due to defendant’s alleged discovery violations. The plaintiff claimed that...more
No client likes to have a human rights application brought against it before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. And no client is happy to hear that even if it is successful and fully exonerated, there is no real scope for...more
Last week a federal judge in Hawaii imposed peculiar sanctions against the EEOC for the Commission’s unethical conduct in a class action. In EEOC v. Global Horizons, Inc. et al., No. 1:11-cv-00257-LEK-RLP (D. HI. filed August...more
The New York State Division of Human Rights’ (NYSDHR or the Division) standard stipulation of settlement document does not always include all of the terms that an employer would want when agreeing to pay a monetary settlement...more
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