Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) News

Union Pacific to Pay $260K to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Union Pacific Railroad Co. will pay $260,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit in a case involving a former employee at Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago. In the lawsuit, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged …

Houston-Area Manufacturer to Pay $225K to Settle Hiring Discrimination Suit

Champion Fiberglass Inc. (Champion), a Houston-area manufacturing company, has settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) accusing the company of discriminatory hiring practices. The EEOC said under a consent decree entered by U.S. District Judge …

Top Workplace Discrimination Claims

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The FY 2019 data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed charge filed with …

United Airlines Settles Sexual Harassment Claim Over Explicit Internet Posts by Captain

United Airlines has agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit over a captain who continued to post explicit images of a flight attendant online without her consent even after the attendant complained. The airline will pay $321,000, plus attorney’s fees, …

Walmart Balks at $5.2 Million Damages Claim for Disability Bias Against Employee

A jury last week found that Walmart violated federal law for failing to accommodate the disabilities of a longtime employee and awarded $5.2 million in damages. After a 3½-day trial, the jury sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) …

Supreme Court to Weigh If U.S. Job Bias Law Protects Gay, Transgender Employees

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether federal law bars employers from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, accepting cases that could let the court’s new conservative majority put its imprint on the American workplace. The …

Texas County to Pay $115K After Judgment in Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Texas’ Denton County will pay $115,000 to a female former county doctor after a federal court entered judgment in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in a pay discrimination lawsuit (EEOC), the federal agency announced. According to …

U.S. Lawsuit Accuses Walmart of Bias Against Pregnant Employees

Walmart is again being accused of violating federal law by failing to accommodate workers’ pregnancy-related medical restrictions. According to a lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Alyssa Gilliam and a class of pregnant employees at Walmart’s …

Gender, Seniority Key Factors in Workplace Harassment: Hiscox Survey

More than one-third (35 percent) of employees in the U.S. feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, and half of them believe it was due to their gender. A study released by specialty insurer Hiscox also found that 78 percent of those …

EEOC, N.C. Golden Corral Restaurant Settle Harassment, Disability Suit for $85K

Jax, LLC, which operates a Golden Corral restaurant in Matthews, N.C., has agreed to pay $85,000 and provide other relief to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), according to a statement from the federal …