Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

Vermont Nursing Home Sued Over Racial Abuse Claims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued a Vermont nursing home over allegations that it allowed patients to racially abuse Black staff members. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Burlington says the long-term care facility Elderwood …

New York City Aims to Be First to Rein in AI Hiring Tools

Job candidates rarely know when hidden artificial intelligence tools are rejecting their resumes or analyzing their video interviews. But New York City residents could soon get more say over the computers making behind-the-scenes decisions about their careers. A bill passed …

Tennessee Leads States’ Suit Against Biden Administration Over LGBT Protections

Attorneys general from 20 states sued President Joe Biden’s administration Monday seeking to halt directives that extend federal sex discrimination protections to LGBTQ people, ranging from transgender girls participating in school sports to the use of school and workplace bathrooms …

Feds Sue North Carolina County Over Firing of 911 Operator Who Reported Sexual Harassment

A North Carolina county’s emergency communications unit engaged in unlawful retaliation when it terminated a worker after she told supervisors that she had been sexually harassed while on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of …

Texas Medical Practice to Pay $375K in Religious Discrimination, Retaliation Case

A Texas-based medical practice that federal officials say subjected employees to religious discrimination and retaliation will pay $375,000 to settle the case following a judgement by a federal court. Tim Shepherd M.D., P.A. and Bridges Healthcare, P.A., doing business as …

African American Strippers in Mississippi Awarded $3M in Discrimination Case

A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled in …

New Orleans Towing Company Ordered to Pay in Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

A U.S. District Court has entered judgment against a New Orleans-based towing company for failing to respond to a lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for breaching an EEOC mediation agreement of a pregnancy discrimination charge. According …

Ex-Indianapolis Employee Files Suit, Says She Was Fired for Installing Air Fresheners

Indianapolis is being sued by a former courts official who alleges that she was fired after she installed air fresheners to combat a co-worker’s body odor. Amber Bridges’ federal lawsuit says she was fired last year for creating a hostile …

Washington-based Trans Ocean to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

Washington-based Trans Ocean Seafoods Inc., doing business as New England Shellfish, will pay $75,000 to three female former employees and implement other relief to settle a federal lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, according to the agency. …

Judge Sanctions Kansas Pizza Restaurant for Gender Discrimination in Job Offerings

Two teenagers whose firing from a Kansas pizza restaurant prompted a national discussion on pay inequality should receive back pay and the corporation that owned the restaurant must implement policies to ensure it follows equal pay laws, a federal judge …