EEOC News

Staffing Company Faces National Origin Discrimination in Oklahoma

ResourceMFG, a national manufacturing specialty staffing company, violated federal law when it failed to refer an Oklahoma job applicant for employment because she was not born in the United States, the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a …

Deaf Job Applicant in Oregon Wins $225K Settlement for Discrimination

A Portland, Oregon, software company and its staffing agency will each pay $112,500 to a deaf job applicant who said they refused to hire him because he requested a sign-language interpreter at a group job interview. Viewpoint Construction Software’s technology …

Court Approves $18M Settlement with Activision Blizzard in California

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California entered the consent decree between Activision Blizzard Inc. and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which includes $18 million in monetary and injunctive relief. By signing the three-year consent decree, Judge …

Ohio Car Dealership to Pay $390K over Age Discrimination Suit

Davis Automotive Group, Inc., doing business as BMW Cleveland, an automobile dealership located in Solon, Ohio, will pay $390,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal …

Minnesota Trucking Company to Pay $500,000 Settlement over Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Stan Koch and Sons Trucking, based in Minneapolis, will pay $500,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Koch’s use of the CRT Test, …

Arthur J. Gallagher to Pay $40K to Settle Colorado Religious Discrimination Suit

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. will pay $40,000 to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC charged that Arthur J. Gallagher violated federal anti-discrimination laws when it fired a client underwriting associate …

Lawsuit: Oregon Software Company Refused to Hire Man Who is Deaf

Federal watchdogs are suing Portland, Ore.-based Viewpoint Construction Software and its recruiting firm CampusPoint Corp., alleging they refused to hire a job applicant who is deaf. Viewpoint makes software that construction firms use to plan and manage large projects. It …

COVID-Related Discrimination Lawsuits Filed Against 2 Texas Companies

Federal officials filed two lawsuits in Texas courts, alleging that a pharmacy in Fabens and a coffeehouse in Ft. Worth both discriminated against employees with disabilities that rendered them vulnerable to serious illness if they contracted COVID-19. The two employers …

EEOC Sues Georgia Facility Over Denying Employee’s Request for Remote Work

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit that ISS Facility Services, Inc., a workplace experience and facility management company, unlawfully denied its employee’s reasonable request for an accommodation for her disability and then fired her for …

NDI Office Furniture to Pay $150,000 Sex Discrimination Settlement

Nashville-based NDI Office Furniture, LLC, the largest office furniture distributor in the Southeastern and Midwest United States, has agreed to pay $150,000 and furnish other significant relief to settle a federal lawsuit charging sex discrimination and retaliation filed by the …