Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

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 …

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 …

Top 10 Employment Discrimination Claims in 2016

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said it resolved 97,443 charges of employment discrimination in fiscal year 2016 and secured more than $482 million for victims of discrimination in private, federal and state and local government workplaces. Charges of …

Pennsylvania Hospital Sued Over Firing of Employees Who Refused Flu Shots

Federal authorities are suing a Pennsylvania hospital, alleging religious discrimination in the firing of six employees who refused to get flu shots. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Erie, Penn., by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Saint …

Obama Administration Finalizes Rules on Company Wellness Programs

A federal agency on Monday released final rules on how employers can offer workers financial incentives of up to 30 percent of the cost of their cheapest health insurance plans to participate in wellness programs without violating federal laws protecting …

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 …

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 …