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Texas Staffing Firm Sued for Disability Discrimination

Federal officials have sued a Houston-based staffing firm over allegations of workplace disability discrimination. Swift Technical Services LLC, doing business as Airswift, a Houston-based staffing firm focused on the oil and gas industry, violated federal law when it refused to …

California Electrical Contractor to Pay $1.25M to Settle Racial Harassment Suit

A San Jose, Calif.-based electrical subcontractor at the Apple Park construction project, will pay will pay $1,250,000 and provide other relief to settle a racial harassment lawsuit. Air Systems Inc. (ASI) will pay the $1,250,000 to eight African American former …

GEO in Arizona to Pay $550K to Settle Sex Harassment and Retaliation Suit

The GEO Group Inc., operator of the Central Arizona Correctional Facility and Arizona State Prison-Florence West Facility in Florence, will pay $550,000 and furnish other relief to settle lawsuits for sexual harassment and retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment …

Wisconsin Company Resolves Federal Wellness, Retaliation Case for $100K

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported it has resolved a lawsuit against Orion Energy Systems, a Manitowoc, Wis., lighting company. The EEOC had challenged the company’s wellness program under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and alleged that …

Texas Oil Services Company Sued for Race-Based Harassment, Retaliation

A Texas-based manufacturer of equipment used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking) has been sued by the the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) over charges of racial harassment and retaliation. The EEOC says Downhole Technology violated federal law when it retaliated …

Brown & Brown Florida Office Denies EEOC Allegations of Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against national insurance brokerage firm Brown & Brown, based in Daytona Beach, Fla., over allegations it violated the Civil Rights Act by rescinding a job offer to a pregnant woman. …

Nabors Industries, C&J Energy Services Sued for Racial Harassment, Retaliation

Alleged racial harassment and retaliation at a Texas work site has led to lawsuit filed against two oilfield services companies by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC says Bermuda-based oilfield services companies Nabors …

EEOC Sues Penn.’s Open Records Office for Alleged Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said on Oct. 7 that it has filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s Office of Public Records for allegedly violating federal law when it refused to hire an attorney for a vacant appeals officer …

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 …

Federal Suit Filed on Behalf of Minnesota Transgender Employee

A lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges a Minnesota company subjected a transgender employee to sex discrimination. The lawsuit was filed against Shoreview-based Deluxe Financial Services Corp. According to the EEOC, after longtime employee Britney Austin began …