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Hat World and Genesco Sued By EEOC for Retaliation

Posted on Thursday June 13, 2019

Hat World, Inc. d/b/a “Lids” and Genesco, Inc., former owner of Hat World, violated federal law by retaliating against a store manager who reported sexual harassment and filed a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Legacy Land Management, Southern Coal and Affiliates Sued by EEOC for Retaliation

Posted on Wednesday June 05, 2019

Affiliated companies Southern Coal Corporation, Kentucky Coal Transport, LLC, and Tams Management, Inc., together with contracted hauling company Legacy Land Management, Inc., violated federal law against retaliation in discrimination cases, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday. The EEOC said the companies retaliated against a truck driver who opposed his former employer’s unlawful discrim­ination and participated in an EEOC lawsuit against another coal company.

EEOC Sues Greyhound Lines, Inc. For Religious Discrimination

Posted on Tuesday June 04, 2019

Dallas-based Greyhound Lines, Inc., the largest provider of intercity bus transportation in the United States, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate the religious beliefs of a bus driver, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

Aaron’s to Pay $425,000 to Settle EEOC Race Harassment Suit

Posted on Tuesday June 04, 2019

Aaron’s, Inc., a nationwide chain of rent-to-own furniture stores, will pay $425,000 and furnish other relief to settle a lawsuit for racial harassment filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Davis & Davis Enterprise / All Secure Security for Pay Discrimination

Posted on Monday June 03, 2019

Davis & Davis Enterprise, Inc., also known as All Secure Security Company, a Baltimore-based security guard provider, violated federal law when it paid a class of female security guards less than their male counterparts, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

EEOC Sues Asset Strategies International for Pay Discrimination

Posted on Monday June 03, 2019

Asset Strategies International, Inc., a Rockville, Md.-based full-service, tangible asset dealer specializing in precious metals, foreign currency and rare tangible assets, violated federal law when it paid a female manager lower wages than males performing equal or less demanding work, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

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State Court Asked to ‘Weigh In’ on Whether Obesity Constitutes an Impairment Under Anti-Discrimination Law

Posted on Tuesday October 16, 2018

On Sept. 17, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals certified to the Washington Supreme Court the question of whether obesity qualifies as an “impairment” and thus a “disability” under the state’s anti-discrimination law. The case, titled Casey Taylor, et al. v. Burlington Northern Railroad Holdings Inc., et al., Case No. 16-35205 (9th Cir. Sept....… Continue Reading

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