EEOC News

Goodwill and Affiliate in California to Pay $850K for Harassment

Two California entities, Goodwill Industries of the East Bay Area and its affiliate, Calidad Industries Inc., will pay $850,000 to eight former and current employees to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

California Grocer Facing Lawsuit over No-Spanish Language Policy

A grocery store in San Diego, Calif. subjected Hispanic employees to harassment and a hostile work environment by implementing a no-Spanish language policy, federal officials said in a lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit alleging store …

California Supplement Seller to Settle Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

Tarr Inc. and Zenith LLC, a San Diego Calif.-based company that sells dietary supplements, will pay $50,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today. …

Security Firm to Pay $90K to Settle Religious Discrimination Suit in California

Universal Protection Services, LP, dba Universal Protection Services, a nationwide private security services company, will pay $90,000 and furnish other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in California by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency announced …

Trump Appointees Expected to Reorient Equal Employment Commission

The federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination is about to get a Republican majority for the first time in a decade, inspiring relief among employers and anxiety among workers’ rights advocates. President Donald Trump’s picks for the Equal Employment …

Texas Roadhouse to Pay $12M to Settle Age Discrimination Suit Filed in Massachusetts

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC had filed suit seeking …

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 …

Risk Manager Fired by Nevada City Files Discrimination Complaint

Former risk manager Jack Campbell has filed a federal age and race discrimination complaint against the city of Reno. The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that the existence of the complaint filed in June and a previous investigation into issues concerning Campbell …

EEOC Alleges Maryland Insurance Administration Violated Equal Pay Act

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), alleging that Maryland’s insurance regulatory agency paid its women investigators and enforcement officers lower wages compared to their male counterparts for performing substantially …