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EEOC Sues MountainKing Potatoes for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Supervisors Harassed Female Farmworkers Over Period of Time, Then Punished Them for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges - DENVER - MountainKing Potatoes, the name under which Smokin' Spuds, Inc. and Farming Technology,...more

EEOC Roundup: June 2014

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

Guam Credit Union to Pay $75,000 to Resolve Sexual Harassment Case with EEOC

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Maite, Guam-based Coast 360 Federal Credit Union will pay $75,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment case with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency...more

Charlotte Security Provider to Pay $155k to Settle EEOC Same-Sex Sexual Harassment/Retaliation Suit

Male Supervisor Subjected Male Employees to Sexual Touching and Comments, Federal Agency Charged - CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Metro Special Police & Security Services, Inc., a Charlotte-based provider of private security and...more

SunTrust Bank to Pay $300,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Female Employees at Sarasota Branch Subjected to Repeated Physical and Verbal Harassment, Complaints Ignored, Federal Agency Charged - TAMPA, Fla. - SunTrust Bank, a large regional bank, will pay $300,000 and furnish...more

EEOC Roundup

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

Harassment-free workplace: Potential harassers not limited to employees

Employers are well aware of their obligation to act promptly to stop harassment or discriminatory behavior in the workplace when it is committed by employees. But this obligation can be more extensive. Employers are required...more

Fourth Circuit Rules that Employers Can be Liable for Third Party Harassment of Their Employees

In Freeman v. Dal-Tile Corp., 2014 WL 1678422 (4th Cir. April 29, 2014), the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled that an employer can be liable for third party harassment of its employees. The court...more

Sexual Harassment Training is Just One Component of Protecting Your Business: Remember CONSENT

If the EEOC called you today and said they were coming over to investigate how you handle complaints of sexual harassment and sexual violence, how would you feel? Is sweat beading on your brow just thinking about it?...more

EEOC Roundup: February 2014

Employment is heavily regulated in the U.S., where it is illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or...more

Davis Typewriter Company Settles EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Operations Manager Used Security Cameras to Ogle Female Subordinate's Breasts, Federal Agency Charged - MINNEAPOLIS - Davis Typewriter Company, a Worthington, Minn., office furniture and office supply company, will be...more

Pitre Car Dealership to Pay over $2 Million to Resolve EEOC Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Suit

Albuquerque Firm's Management Directed and Encouraged the Abuse of Over 50 Male Employees for More Than a Decade, Federal Agency Charged - ALBUQUERQUE -- Pitre Inc., an Albuquerque car dealership on Eagle Ranch Road,...more

EEOC Sues Hot Wheel City for Sexual Harassment

Woman Harassed and Fired in Retaliation for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges - DETROIT - Hot Wheel City, a Detroit-based automotive wheel and accessory store chain, subjected an employee at one of its Detroit stores...more

EEOC Sues Panama Transfer, Inc. For Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Trucking Company Fired Employee Who Opposed Sexual Remarks, Including Over Workplace Intercom, Federal Agency Charges - DES MOINES, Iowa - Panama Transfer, Inc., a multi-state trucking company headquartered in Panama,...more

Wal-Mart to Pay $363,419 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Intellectually Disabled Employee at Retail Giant's Akron Store Was Sexually Harassed and Then Fired for Complaining, Federal Agency Charged - CLEVELAND - Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P., part of the nation's largest retail...more

Employment Law

Same-Sex Harassment Suits Yield Sizable Settlements - Why it matters: Same-sex sexual harassment made headlines recently after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reached settlements with two different...more

Final Checks Go Out Under $8 Million Decree in EEOC Sexual Harassment Case Against Telemarketer

Monitors of Employer's Compliance With Consent Decree Submit Final Report Finding 'Company Today Is a Different and Far Better Workplace' - CHICAGO - International Services, Inc. (ISI), formerly known as International...more

The Road Not Taken

What is not alleged in a lawsuit can, paradoxically, sometimes serve as more of a cautionary note than what is, for its very absence brings it prominence. Such is the case with Saliba v. Five Towns College, 2014 WL 92690...more

Ricardo's Restaurant will Pay $20,000 to Resolve EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

Co-Owner's Pervasive Harassment Forced Female Employee to Quit, Federal Agency Charged - ERIE, Pa. -- Ricardo's Restaurant, Inc. of Erie will pay $20,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to resolve a federal...more

Washington Grower to Pay $85K to Settle EEOC Same-Sex Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Company Ignored Male Supervisor's Constant Sexual Harassment of Male Subordinates, Federal Agency Charged - SEATTLE - One of the largest hop producers in the world will pay $85,000 to four workers and provide other...more

Boh Bros. Construction Co. to Pay $125,000 for Same-Sex Harassment in EEOC Lawsuit

Consent Judgment Ending Case Follows En Banc Appeals Court Determination That Actions in Question Were Sex Discrimination and Remand to Determine Damages; Significant Injunctive Relief Reinstated - NEW ORLEANS - Boh...more

EEOC Sues Nick's Restaurant for Disability Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Restaurant/Sports Bar Revoked a Reasonable Accommodation for a Disabled Server and Fired Her After She Complained, Federal Agency Charges - HOUSTON - PNS Investments, Inc. operating as Nick's Restaurant and Sports Bar,...more

EEOC Sues TNT Propane and Affiliated Companies for Sexual Harassment

Owner's Misconduct Toward Female Employee Caused Her to Quit, Federal Agency Charges - ROCK HILL, S.C. - TNT Propane, Inc. violated federal law when it subjected a female employee to a sexually hostile work environment...more

Jiudicy to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Staffing Company Unlawfully Fired Employee Who Reported Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency Charged - ATLANTA - Jiudicy, Inc., doing business as Labor Finders, one of the country's largest industrial labor staffing...more

DolgenCorp, LLC/Dollar General to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Store Manager Sexually Harassed Female Employees, Federal Agency Charged - HARRISON, Ark. - Dolgencorp, LLC, also known as Dollar General Corporation, a retailer of basic consumer goods headquartered in Goodlettsville,...more

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