U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

Trucking Company Settles California Discrimination Case with Sikhs for $260K

A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reached …

Mississippi Judge Throws Out Unlawful Termination Award Against Jackson State

A judge in Mississippi has thrown out a $107,100 judgment against Jackson State University stemming from an unlawful termination lawsuit filed by the school’s former head trainer. The Clarion-Ledger reports U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate on Oct. 28 threw out …

Farmers to Pay $225K to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Case in California

Farmers Insurance Exchange will pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Northern California, the federal agency announced. The suit filed by the EEOC alleges Farmers Insurance Exchange terminated …

Feds Accuse Mississippi Strip Club of Mistreating African-American Dancers

Clothed in the power of the law, the federal government is again suing a Mississippi strip club, saying black strippers should be treated equally when they take it all off. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a fresh lawsuit …

University of Colorado Business School Settles Discrimination Suit for $40k

The University of Colorado has paid a former business school staffer $40,000 to settle a federal gender discrimination complaint. The Daily Camera reported that Robin Miglarese, the former associate director of operations in executive education for the Leeds School of …

Oilfield Services Company Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Federal officials have sued an oilfield services company for withdrawing a job offer to an applicant because of his diabetes. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit that Oilfield Instrumentation USA Inc. violated federal law by withdrawing the …

California Jury Rejects Deaf Worker’s Discrimination Suit

A jury in Sacramento, Calif. federal court has decided that a Placer County nonprofit did not discriminate against a deaf employee by failing to provide an American Sign Language interpreter. The Sacramento Bee reported that the jury found that Homeyra …

Illinois Company to Pay $1.7M to Settle Disability Discrimination Charge

Pactiv LLC, an Illinois-based provider of advanced packing solutions to customers around the world, will pay $1,700,000 to settle disability discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced. The EEOC said an investigation found …

National Federation of the Blind Sued for Alleged Religious Discrimination

The National Federation of the Blind, the largest organization of blind and low-vision people in the U.S., violated federal law when it refused to allow an employee to observe his Sabbath and instead terminated him because of his religion, the …

Judgment Against Dallas Firm in Sex Discrimination Case Upheld

A federal judge in Dallas has ordered a physician outsourcing group to end practices of sex discrimination and retaliation, and to report any employee claims of sexual harassment for the next two years. U.S. District Judge Jorge A. Solis made …