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Ventura Corporation to Pay $354,250 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Sex Discrimination Against Men

Federal Agency Charged Beauty Wholesaler With Refusing to Hire Men and Retaliating Against a Manager Who Opposed the Discrimination - MIAMI - Ventura Corporation, a Puerto Rico-based wholesaler of makeup, beauty...more

Employers To Face More Concurrent EEOC and Tort Suits after Second Circuit Decision

Last week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that filing a charge of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) does not toll the statute of limitations for state-law tort...more

JPMorgan Chase Will Pay $1,450,000 to Resolve EEOC Class Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Female Mortgage Bankers in Columbus, Ohio Were Subjected to Sex-Based Harassment And Denied Lucrative Sales Opportunities, Federal Agency Charged - CLEVELAND - Financial giant JPMorgan Chase will pay $1,450,000 and...more

EEOC Sues Employment Staffing Agency ILM for Sex-Based Hiring Discrimination

California-Based Firm Refused to Refer Women For Jobs in Tennessee, Federal Agency Charges - NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A California-based private employment and recruiting agency, Industrial Labor Management Group, Inc....more

EEOC Cut Short for Shortcutting Path to Court – Again

Last week, the EEOC suffered another major loss when a New York district court found that the EEOC once again shirked its pre-litigation obligations under Title VII. In EEOC v. Bloomberg, L.P., No. 1:07-cv-08383-LAP...more

Construction Contractor Sued by EEOC for Sex Discrimination

Company Systematically Fired Female Sheet Metal Workers, Federal Agency Charged - NEW YORK - Vamco Sheet Metals, Inc. violated federal law by serially firing female sheet metal workers working for the company on a...more

U.S. District Court Decision Against EEOC: Use of Criminal Background and Credit History Checks in Making Hiring Decisions

A U.S. District Court judge in Maryland has dismissed a lawsuit that accused a nationwide marketing company of using background checks to discriminate against minority and male job applicants after finding the Equal...more

EEOC Sues Checkers for Pay Discrimination

Restaurant Chain Paid Female Managers and Cashiers Less Than Males, Federal Agency Says - PHILADELPHIA -- Market Burgers, L.L.C., doing business as Checkers, a fast food restaurant chain, violated federal law by paying...more

Utah Employment Law Letter - August 2013: Sex Discrimination Unwelcome Labor Pains: Pregnancy Discrimination Under Title VII

When it was originally passed, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not prohibit pregnancy-related discrimination. That changed when the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) was enacted as an amendment to Title VII in...more

Lactation and Breast-Feeding Are “Pregnancy Related Conditions” Protected Under Title VII

In EEOC v. Houston Funding II, Ltd., the Fifth Circuit issued a landmark decision finding that terminating a female employee because she is lactating or expressing milk is unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII of the...more

Labor Letter, August 2013: Make Your No-Harassment Policy Less Sexy

In recent years, many high-profile workplace-harassment lawsuits have grabbed headlines, complete with lewd and salacious allegations. Sexual harassment is indeed a form of gender discrimination and courts have issued many...more

Breast-Pump Discrimination is Title VII Sex Based Discrimination

Recently, the Fifth Circuit held that discharging a female employee because she is lactating or expressing breast milk constitutes sex discrimination in violation of Title VII....more

Help at Home, Inc. to Pay $302,500 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Charging Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Company Terminated Three Women When They Complained of Sexual Harassment by Their Female Manager, Federal Agency Charged - ST. LOUIS - Help at Home, Inc., a Chicago-based home healthcare provider that also does...more

Ultra Foods Sued by EEOC for Sex Discrimination

Retail Grocer Denied Jobs to Class of Women, Federal Agency Charges - MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - A Northern Indiana grocer unlawfully refused to hire a class of women to night shift stocking jobs because of their sex,...more

It's Just Lunch to Pay $900,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Sex Discrimination Against Men

Federal Agency Charged Dating Service With Refusing to Hire Men and Retaliating Against a Manager Who Opposed the Discrimination - FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - It's Just Lunch USA, LLC, a Hallandale Beach-based company that...more

Yes, You Can Fire An Employee Because She Is Hot, Iowa Supreme Court Affirms

Last year we reported on the Iowa Supreme Court's decision in Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS (Iowa, December 21, 2012), in which the court held that a dental practice did not discriminate against a female assistant by...more

EEOC Sues Extended Stay Hotels for Pay Discrimination Based on Sex

Hotel Paid Women Less Than Male Employees, Federal Agency Charges - BALTIMORE - A leading hotel chain, Extended Stay Hotels, unlawfully paid female employees lower wages than those paid to male employees for performing...more

Pacific Airport Services in Saipan Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit for $65,000

Company Failed to Discipline Supervisor Who Sexually Harassed at Least Five Female Employees, Federal Agency Says - SAIPAN, CNMI - Pacific Airport Services, Inc., an airport services provider for various airlines...more

Illini Precast Agrees to Consent Decree in Sex Discrimination Case Brought by EEOC

Manufacturer Refused to Hire Women as Temporary Workers, Federal Agency Charged - CHICAGO - Federal District Judge Milton Shadur has entered a consent decree resolving a sex hiring lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal...more

SelectCare Benefits Network Sued by EEOC for Same-Sex Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Female Patient Advocate Was Subjected to Sexual Harassment by Female Supervisor, Retaliated Against for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - AUSTIN, Texas - SelectCare Benefits Network, Inc., an Austin-based broker of...more

EEOC Sues Performance Food Group for Nationwide Sex Discrimination in Hiring

Leading National Food Distributor Systematically Refused to Hire Women, Federal Agency Charges - BALTIMORE - A national marketer and distributor of national and proprietary-branded food and food-related products...more

Lactation Discrimination Against Nursing Mother Violates Title VII

Last year the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published its strategic enforcement plan in which the agency identified its priorities for the years 2013 to 2016. ...more

New Developments Surrounding Lactation Discrimination

New case law and statutory changes increase litigation and liability risk for employers that fail to comply with both federal and state lactation break laws....more

Jury Awards $500,000 in EEOC Sex Discrimination Suit Against Exel, Inc.

Jury Finds Employer Refused to Promote Employee Because She Was Female - ATLANTA - An Atlanta jury has awarded $500,000 against a Westerville, Ohio-based warehouse and distribution company for failing to promote a...more

Fifth Circuit Holds Lactation Discrimination Is Unlawful Sex Discrimination

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit has unanimously held that discrimination on the basis of lactation or milk expression violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), as amended by the...more

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