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

Wisconsin Agribusiness Sued for Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation

Wisconsin’s largest ginseng producer is facing a federal lawsuit charging the company with subjecting female workers to hostile work environment and firing them for resisting, and for discriminating against employees because of their national origin. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity …

Judge Rules Against Minneapolis Trucking Company in Sex Discrimination Case

A judge has ruled that a trucking company’s use of a strength test disadvantages women, violates federal law, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC said Stan Koch & Sons Trucking violated federal law by using …

Texas Events Business to Pay $20K to Settle Harassment, Retaliation Case

A Texas company agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by federal employment officials that alleged the firm’s owner subjected a female employee to sexist comments, then fired her for complaining about the owner’s actions. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission …

Arkansas Health System to Pay $52.5K to Settle Age Discrimination Lawsuit

An Arkansas healthcare provider charged with firing older workers with driving responsibilities because of their age will pay more than $52,000 to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said White River Health System …

JBS Swift to Pay Up to $5.5M to Settle Race, Religious Discrimination Claim at Colorado Plant

An international meat processing giant has agreed to settle claims that it discriminated against employees based on race, national origin, and religion at the company’s facility in Greeley, Colorado, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said. JBS USA LLC, …

Ohio Company to Pay $22.5K to Settle Sex Harassment/Retaliation Suit

A company based in the Cincinnati, Ohio-area will pay $22,500 to settle a federal sexual harassment and retaliation suit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) had charged in its lawsuit Total Maintenance Solutions Inc., a cleaning company, had fired …

Minnesota Lumber Firm to Pay $100K in Disability Discrimination Suit Settlement

A Minnesota lumber company has agreed to pay $100,000 to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit, federal authorities say. The lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Lake States Lumber Inc., a manufacturer and wholesale distributor of …

Menards in Michigan to Pay $25K to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

A Michigan-based home improvement store operator will pay $25,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit, federal officials say. In its sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Menards Inc., which operates over 300 home improvement stores in 14 states, the U.S. Equal …

Security Firm to Pay $110K in Louisiana Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Settlement

A Pennsylvania-based security company will pay $110,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of an employee in Louisiana, federal officials say. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said U.S. Security Associates Inc., a security company doing …

Judge Dismisses Georgia Lawsuit by Transgender Fire Chief Over Technicality

A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit by a transgender fire chief who led a rural Georgia city’s fire department for more than a decade, then got fired 18 months after first coming to work as a woman. U.S. …