U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) News

Arkansas Nursing Care Facility Sued for Sexual Harassment, Retaliation

Federal officials allege in a lawsuit that Happy Valley LLC d/b/a Happy Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation in Malvern, Ark., failed to address sexual harassment complaints made by female employees and terminated those employees for complaining of the harassment in violation …

Louisiana Company to Pay $165K Resolve Disability Discrimination Suit

An Allemands, Louisiana-based provider of marine transportation services will pay $165,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC said Otto Candies LLC also will provide other relief to settle the …

Home Depot to Pay $100K to Settle Illinois Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Home Depot, the large national home improvement retailer, has agreed to pay a former employee $100,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC said Home Depot …

Texas’ Murex Petroleum Sued for Allowing Racial Harassment, Hostile Workplace

A Texas-based oil and gas company, operating in Tioga, N.D., violated civil rights law by subjecting an African-American employee to a hostile work environment based on his race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed …

Federal Judge in Kansas Rules UPS’ Policy of Paying Disabled Drivers Less Is Unlawful

A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for District of Kansas ruled on July 27 that UPS Freight violated federal law by having a policy, contained in its current union contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, of paying …

Texas Petrochemical Contractor to Pay $135K in Disability Suit Settlement

A Texas petrochemical services company that fired three brothers because of a blood disorder that they shared will pay $135,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by federal officials over the firing. Signature Industrial Services LLC in Beaumont has also committed …

Wisconsin Dental Benefits Firm to Pay $98K to Settle Race Discrimination Suit

Scion Dental, a Wisconsin-based dental benefit administration company, has agreed to pay $98,000 and to provide other relief to settle a race discrimination case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to a lawsuit filed by the …

Arkansas Company to Pay $38K in Gender Pay Discrimination Case

An Arkansas company will pay $38,000 in the settlement of a gender pay discrimination case brought by U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC reported that TrueCore Behavioral Solutions, a manager of programs and service at a juvenile correction …

Halliburton Sued by Feds for National Origin, Religious Discrimination

Federal officials have sued Houston-based energy giant Halliburton Energy Services Inc. for subjecting two employees to national origin and religious discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said its suit also maintains that Halliburton unlawfully retaliated against one of …

Chicago Staffing Firm to Pay $30K to Settle Sex Harassment, Retaliation Suit

Anchor Staffing Inc., a Chicago-based staffing agency, will pay $30,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit charged Anchor Staffing with violating an employee’s federal civil rights …