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EEOC Sues Citgo Petroleum Corporation For Disability Discrimination

Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

Citgo Petroleum Corporation violated federal law when it withdrew a job offer from an applicant after discovering he had permanent vision loss in one eye, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Sues Fermilab For Retaliation

Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (“Fermilab”) violated civil rights law by failing to promote a female engineer in retaliation for her complaint of sex-based discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. Fermilab is a particle physics and accelerator laboratory in Batavia, Ill., that employs over 1,750 people.

EEOC Sues Urbana School District No. 116 For Age Discrimination

Posted on Monday August 13, 2018

Urbana School District No. 116 violated federal law prohibiting age discrimination when it limited the salary increases that older teachers had earned, pursuant to an unlawful provision of a collective bargaining agreement, the U.S.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

EEOC Files Seven More Suits Against Harassment

Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed seven lawsuits this week against various employers across the country, charging them with harassment, and also announced a major resolution of a harassment lawsuit. This multi-state action by the EEOC should reinforce to employers that the consequences of not preventing or stopping harassment – on all bases – are significant.

Ojos Locos Sports Cantina Sued by EEOC For Sexual Harassment And Retaliation

Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

The owner/operators of Ojos Locos Sports Cantina in Albuquerque violated federal law by subjecting a group of female employees to sexual harassment while they were working at the Latin-themed sports cantina, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday.

EEOC Sues Amada Senior Care For Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

JoyVida LLC, doing business as Amada Senior Care in Colorado Springs and also in Pueblo, Monument and surrounding communities, violated federal law by subjecting its employees to sexual harassment while they worked for the company, which provides in-home caregiving services, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

EEOC Sues Metairie Dry Cleaner for Discrimination and Retaliation

Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

New Orleans-based Mariam Enterprises, doing business as Marion’s Cleaners in Metairie, La., violated federal law by subjecting a Hispanic employee from Mexico to race and national origin harassment and discrimination as well as retaliation for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed here today.

EEOC Sues United Airlines for Sexual Harassment

Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

United Airlines, Inc., an international airline operating in over 300 airports across five continents, violated federal law by subjecting a female flight attendant to a hostile work environment of sexual harassment over a multi-year period, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Las Trancas Restaurant to Pay $66,598 To Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018

Las Trancas of Martinsburg, Inc., a restaurant in Martinsburg, W.V., has agreed to pay $66,598 and provide other relief to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC charged in its lawsuit that Las Trancas violated federal law by subjecting female employees to egregious sexual harassment, sex discrimination and retaliation.

NY Times EEOC News

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?

BakerHostetler EEOC News

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

Has the Fifth Circuit Opened the Door for Potential Liability of Staffing Companies?

Posted on Wednesday August 26, 2015

In Burton v. Freescale Semiconductor Inc. and Manpower of Texas, LP, No. 14-50944, — F.3d —-, 2015 WL 4742174 (5th Cir. Aug. 10, 2015), the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court’s grant of summary judgment for two employers in a staff-leasing/joint-employer relationship. The Fifth Circuit’s New Test for Staffing Company Liability. In Burton, the Fifth...… Continue Reading