U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

Feds Sue Arkansas Insurer Over Fired Employee Who Had A Baby

The federal government is suing a Little Rock, Ark.-based insurance company over the firing of a worker who had just had a baby. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit last week in Little Rock against USAble Life …

Walmart Alters Disability Reassignment Policy to Settle Suit in Maine

Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position in up to …

Texas Oilfield Services Firms to Pay $1.2M to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Suit

Two Houston-based oil field services companies have agreed to pay a total of $1,225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by federal officials. According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Nabors Corporate Services Inc. and C&J …

Texas Hospital Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Suit for $40K

San Antonio, Texas-based Nix Hospitals System LLC, doing business as Nix Healthcare System, has agreed to pay $40,000 to settle a federal pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleged that Nix Hospital violated …

Equal Pay Lawsuit Settled With Kansas School District

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled its lawsuit against a Kansas school district that paid a female principal less than it paid the man she had replaced and less than the man who succeeded her. A consent decree …

Arkansas’ Crain Automotive to Pay $27.1K to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Crain Automotive Holdings Inc., headquartered in Sherwood, Arkansas, will pay $27,100 to a former employee as part of the settlement of a federal disability discrimination lawsuit. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s lawsuit alleged the company refused to provide a medical …

California Charter School Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Guidance Charter School, of Palmdale, Calif. will pay $8,000 and provide other injunctive relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced. The consent decree was approved by the U.S. …

EEOC Report Alleges Orlando Fire Chief Harassed Female Employee

A Florida fire chief has resigned after a federal investigation found that he had harassed a female employee. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Orlando Fire Department Chief Roderick Williams resigned Feb. 21, the same day the city released a U.S. …

Maryland Insurance Agency Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The Maryland Insurance Administration has settled a lawsuit over gender-based pay discrimination. News outlets report the agency will pay nearly $37,000 to three female fraud investigators who say they were paid less than their male counterparts. The settlement with the …

Feds Sue North Dakota Restaurant over Firing of Pregnant Worker

A popular upscale restaurant in North Dakota’s capital city is being sued for allegedly firing a server after she became pregnant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the federal lawsuit against East 40 Inc. on Monday. The company does …