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EEOC Sues Austal USA For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday September 25, 2018

Austal USA, LLC, a global designer and manufacturer of defense and commercial ships headquartered in Mobile, Ala., violated federal law when it applied its attendance policy to terminate a long-term employee who required intermittent leave to address complications of his diabetes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.

EEOC Sues Blackwater Protection & Detective Agency for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Posted on Tuesday September 25, 2018

Blackwater Protection & Detective Agency, LLC, violated federal law by subjecting a female employee to sexual harassment and retaliatory termination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday. Miami-based Blackwater provides security services such as security officers, bodyguard services, private investigations, and security monitoring systems.

EEOC Sues Wal - Mart For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

Wal-Mart Stores Texas, LLC violated federal law when they interviewed a female applicant who is a congenital amputee but refused to refer her for hiring because they assumed she could not perform the job duties, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Riddle Painting and Coatings For Racial and Sexual Harassment

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

Riddle Painting and Coatings, an Arizona industrial and commercial painting company, violated federal law when it subjected employees to a hostile work environment based on race and sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed on Friday.

EEOC Sues Crossmark For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

Crossmark, Inc., a Plano, Texas-based sales and marketing services company that provides food demonstrators to Walmart and Sam’s Clubs, violated federal law by discriminating against disabled employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The suit claims that Crossmark’s failure to accommodate a nationwide class of qualified disabled workers who needed to use a stool violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

EEOC Demanda A Operadores de la Cantera Resort por Discriminación Basada en Origen Nacional Y Represalias

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

Los operadores de La Cantera Resort and Spa de San Antonio violaron la ley federal al someter a trabajadores hispanos de banquetes a un ambiente de trabajo hostil basado en su origen nacional y tomó represalias en contra de los trabajadores que se opusieron a la política que restringía el uso del idioma español, según la demanda presentada hoy por La Comisión Federal para la Igualdad de Oportunidades en el Empleo (EEOC por sus siglas en inglés). Los operadores de La Cantera son DH San Antonio Management, LLC y Destination Hotels and Resorts, LLC, que colectivamente se conocen como Destination.

EEOC Sues Pilgrim’s Pride for Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Pilgrim’s), a leading provider of retail poultry products, violated federal law when it terminated an employee with a disabling heart condition who took leave for medical treatment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.

Community Care Health Network Sued by EEOC For Pregnancy Discrimination

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

Community Care Health Network, Inc., doing business as Matrix Medical Network in Scottsdale, Ariz., violated federal law by rescinding a job offer to Patricia Pogue after it discovered that she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed on Friday.

EEOC Sues Operators of La Cantera Resort for National Origin Discrimination And Retaliation

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

The operators of the La Cantera Resort and Spa in San Antonio violated federal law by subjecting Hispanic banquet staff to a hostile work environment based on national origin and retaliated against its workers who opposed a restrictive language policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. La Cantera’s operators are DH San Antonio Management, LLC and Destination Hotels and Resorts, LLC, collectively known as Destination.

Target Sued by EEOC For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday September 24, 2018

National retailer Target Corporation violated federal law when it failed to interview a qualified job applicant because he is deaf, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed recently.

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Feeling Left Out at an Extremely Chummy Workplace

Posted on Friday July 27, 2018

A woman doesn’t want her male colleagues to touch her at work, yet their constant “bro contact” with one another makes her feel almost left out. How should she deal with it?

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Lessons Learned From the EEOC’s First Parental Leave Lawsuit

Posted on Monday August 20, 2018

In the U.S., many employers’ parental-leave programs prioritize birth mothers and offer limited benefits to fathers, adoptive parents, foster parents and LGBT parents. In 2015, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued Enforcement Guidance for Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, which includes parental leave policies. However, not all employers have followed this guidance. Consequently, just...… Continue Reading

EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

Posted on Thursday December 01, 2016

On Nov. 21, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated enforcement guidance on national origin discrimination for the first time in 14 years. Some may speculate whether this has anything to do with increased ethnic tensions in the wake of the presidential campaign and election results. Some also recognize that in...… Continue Reading

Drawing the Line on Leave Policies for Employees With Disabilities

Posted on Thursday August 04, 2016

Within the past three months, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has secured nearly $9 million from companies that have committed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by discriminating against and firing employees with disabilities who requested medical leave or exhausted their allotted medical leave to address those disabilities. For example, on...… Continue Reading

New EEOC Equal Pay Reporting Proposal

Posted on Monday February 08, 2016

On January 29, 2016, the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced its proposed addition of pay data to currently required EEO-1 reports. The announcement has been the subject of much speculation for employers and attorneys, with many dreading an additional layer of administrative expenses for...… Continue Reading