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EEOC Files Lawsuits Against Employers for Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

For the first time, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing private employers on behalf of employees alleging sexual orientation discrimination. On March 1, 2016, the EEOC issued a press release...more

C&A Tool Engineering Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Tool Company Violated Federal Law by Refusing to Hire Applicant With Vision Impairment, Federal Agency Charges - INDIANAPOLIS - C&A Tool Engineering Inc., a manufacturing-tooling company in Churubusco, Ind., violated...more

Mavis Discount Tire to Pay $2.1 Million to Settle EEOC Class Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Tire Retailer Violated Federal Law by Systemically Refusing to Hire Women in Its Field Locations, Federal Agency Charged - Related Cases - NEW YORK - Mavis Discount Tire, Inc. / Mavis Tire Supply Corp. / Mavis Tire...more

ABC Phones of North Carolina Sued by EEOC for Same-Sex Harassment

Female Sales Consultant Was Subjected to Unwelcome Sexual Comments and Groping by Female Co-Worker, Federal Agency Charges - WILMINGTON, N.C. - ABC Phones of North Carolina, Inc. dba A Wireless, a Greenville, N.C.,...more

EEOC Sues Grisham Farm Products for Requiring Medical Information from Job Applicants

Mandatory 'Health History' Form Violated Federal Law, Federal Agency Says - ST. LOUIS -- Grisham Farm Products, Inc. of Mountain Grove, Mo., violated federal law by requiring all job applicants to fill out a three-page...more

EEOC Sues Hobson Bearing International For Equal Pay Act Retaliation

Company Illegally Sued Former Employee in Retaliation for Complaint of Unequal Pay, Federal Agency Charges - ST. LOUIS - A Diamond, Mo., bearing manufacturer violated federal law by suing a former employee in retaliation...more

Back On The Butcher’s Block: Court Chops Down Meat Packing Employer’s Witness List In EEOC Religious Discrimination Case

In a pair of EEOC religious discrimination cases brought in Nebraska and Colorado against meat packing company JBS USA, LLC (which we have blogged about here, here, here, here, here, and here), the lawsuits alleged that JBS...more

Niemann Foods / County Market Store #224 To Pay $300,000 To Resolve EEOC Discrimination Finding

Class of Women Subjected to Misconduct, Including Unwelcome Physical Contact, Federal Agency Found - CHICAGO - Niemann Foods, Inc., doing business as County Market Store #224, based in Quincy, Ill., has agreed to pay...more

Ninth Circuit Reinstates EEOC Case Against The GEO Group for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation in Arizona Prisons

Class of Female Staffers Abused at Correctional Facilities, Federal Agency Charged - PHOENIX - The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a class sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S....more

NFI Roadrail and NFI Industries to Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Pay Discrimination Suit

Company Underpaid Executive Because of Her Gender, Federal Agency Charges - DALLAS - NFI RoadRail, LLC and NFI Industries, Inc., New Jersey-based businesses that provide logistics, transportation and warehouse services...more

EEOC Files First Two Lawsuits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination

On March 1, 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a press release announcing that it had filed its first two sexual orientation discrimination claims against private sector employers. Each of these...more

EEOC Sues Executive Management Services, Inc. for Sex Discrimination

Cleaning Services Provider Refused to Hire Qualified Male for Janitor Job Because of His Gender, Federal Agency Charged - CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- An Indiana-based corpora­tion that provides commercial cleaning, facility...more

FYC International to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Top Warehouse Manager Abused Women and Promoted a Culture Condoning Such Misconduct, Federal Agency Charged - NEW HAVEN, Conn. - FYC International Inc., a manufacturer and wholesaler of women's and children's clothing...more

EEOC Files its First Sexual Orientation Suits Under Title VII

The EEOC has filed its first lawsuits accusing employers of gender bias for discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation. The complaints are grounded in the theory that the protections in Title VII of...more

PMT Corporation to Pay over $1 Million to Resolve EEOC Class Age and Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Minnesota Medical Device Company Refused to Hire Women and Older Applicants for Sales Jobs, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - A Chanhassen, Minn.-based medical device and equipment manufacturer will pay $1,020,000...more

What GCs Need to Know About Employment Enforcement Agencies

his is the third in our series of posts meant to give General Counsel (and those who support and inform them) a quick overview of employment law issues they are likely to encounter. As we have noted in previous posts, the...more

Employment Law Commentary - Volume 28, Issue 2 - February 2016

Separation Anxiety: Best Practices for Employee Severance Agreements: Employers deal with employee separations all the time. Back when I was an HR manager for a major airline, when it came time for a layoff or other...more

Company to Pay $115,000 to Settle Sex Discrimination Suit on Behalf of Transgender Employee

As predicted, the news in the Labor/Employment world continues to center on developments in the area of legal rights for transgender employees. On January 21, the EEOC announced a $115,000 settlement of a complaint against a...more

EEOC Sues Windsor Inn for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Restaurant Owner Sexually Assaulted and Harassed Female Employees, Federal Agency Charges - BALTIMORE -R.V. Associates Limited, doing business as Windsor Inn, violated federal law when its restaurant manager subjected...more

Annual Report on EEOC Developments – Fiscal Year 2015

This Annual Report on EEOC Developments—Fiscal Year 2015 (hereafter “Report”), our fifth annual Report, is designed as a comprehensive guide to significant EEOC developments over the past fiscal year. The Report does not...more

Hillshire Brands Company Pays $4 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Suit

African American Bakery Workers Subjected to Racist Comments and Graffiti in the Worksite, Federal Agency Charged - DALLAS - Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) will pay $4 million to a...more

Signal International, LLC to Pay $5 Million to Settle EEOC Race, National Origin Lawsuit

Ship Building and Repair Company Subjected Indian Guest Workers to Adverse Living and Working Conditions - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Signal International, LLC, a Mobile, Ala. ship building and repair company, will pay an...more

Employment Law - December 2015

NLRB Goes One Step Further, Holds Optional Waiver of Class Action Arbitrations Illegal - Why it matters - Reiterating its stance against arbitration agreements that prohibit class or collective actions, a panel of...more

Court Awards The EEOC Attorneys’ Fees In Contempt Dispute

In EEOC v. New Indianapolis Hotels, LLC, No. 10-CV-1234 (S. D. Ind. Nov. 9, 2015), Judge William T. Lawrence of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted the EEOC attorneys’ fees for the time it...more

Katy-Area Shipley’s Donuts Franchise Pays $45,000 To Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Food Establishment Forced Employee to Take Leave and Then Fired Her Due to Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charged - HOUSTON - D&S Shipley Donuts, dba Shipley's Donuts, a Katy, Texas-area franchise, will pay $45,000 and...more

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