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

Midwest Food Distributor to Pay $3.6M to Settle Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

A food distributor with warehouses in Cleveland, Ohio, and Detroit, Michigan, will pay $3.6 million to settle a class sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that Sherwood Food …

Chicago Restaurant Chain to Settle Sexual Harassment, Retaliation Suit for $160K

Chicago-based Rosebud Restaurants Inc. will pay $160,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC’s lawsuit charged Rosebud, which owns approximately nine Italian restaurants in the Chicagoland area, with …

Rainbow USA Sued in Louisiana for Pregnancy Discrimination

Rainbow USA Inc., a specialty apparel chain, violated federal law when it terminated a manager upon becoming aware of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern …

Feds Sues Operator of a Texas McDonald’s Franchise for Sexual Harassment

A Texas company that does business as a McDonald’s franchise has been sued over the alleged sexual harassment of four females in the workplace. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has alleged in a lawsuit that Credle Enterprises LLC, …

San Antonio Hospital System Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination

A San Antonio-based hospital system has been sued for allegedly discriminating against a pregnant employee when it fired her after denying her request for light duty accommodation for her pregnancy-related medical restrictions, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported. …

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 …