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Appeals Court Upholds Jury Verdict and All Relief Awarded Against A.C. Widenhouse in EEOC Race Harassment Case

Trucking Company to Pay $243,000 for Subjecting African-American Employees to Racial Slurs and Nooses, Retaliation - WASHINGTON - In the latest of a series of successes in the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...more

’Tis the Season of Giving, Right?

We all think of December as the season of giving. Unfortunately, prevailing defendants in Title VII cases don’t always feel that way. Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prevailing plaintiffs enjoy compensatory...more

Federal Court Grants Injunction Against A.C. Widenhouse in EEOC Race Harassment Cast

Trucking Company to Pay $243,000 for Subjecting African-American Employees to Racial Slurs and Nooses, Retaliation - WINSTON SALEM, N.C. - Following on the heels of a legal victory for the U.S. Equal Employment...more

Judgment Against AutoZone Affirmed in EEOC Disability Discrimination Case

Appeals Court Upholds Injunction and $415,000 Award to Disabled Former Employee - CHICAGO - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has affirmed a $424,000 judgment (including $9,000 in costs) against AutoZone,...more

California Supreme Court Issues Employer-Friendly Decision on Mixed-Motive Defense

On February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in Harris v. City of Santa Monica. The California high court upheld the “mixed-motive” defense in cases brought under California’s Fair Employment...more

Legal Alert: California Supreme Court Issues "Mixed Motive" Decision Favorable To Employers

According to a new California Supreme Court opinion, once an employee claiming discrimination demonstrates that a discriminatory reason for his or her termination substantially motivated an adverse employment decision, the...more

California Supreme Court Holds That Proof That Employer Would Have Made Same Employment Decision Absent Discrimination Precludes...

On February 7, 2013, the California Supreme Court held that where a plaintiff proves that unlawful discrimination in violation of the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA") was a substantial factor motivating her...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

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

Dillard's to Pay $2 Million to Settle Class Action Disability Discrimination Lawsuit by EEOC

Department Store Chain Policy Required the Disclosure of Confidential Medical Information Affecting Thousands of Workers, Federal Agency Says - LOS ANGELES -Dillard's Inc., a national retail chain, will pay $2 million...more

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