U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

$4.8M Judgment in Labor Trafficking Case Against Maui Pineapple

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recovered $4.8 million to satisfy a judgment in a national origin and race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC against Maui Pineapple. The EEOC brought the case to combat labor trafficking as a …

Former Washington Police Chief Getting $125K Settlement

A former Washington state police chief who was fired last year is expected to collect a $125,000 settlement. Michael Campos was fired in May as Wapato police chief with cause after an internal investigation found evidence to support allegations he …

Dillard’s to Pay $900K to Resolve Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Little Rock, Ark-based department store chain Dillard’s Inc. will pay $900,000, revise its job posting process, and furnish other relief to settle a federal lawsuit charging the company with failure to promote African American employees based on race. The lawsuit …

New Mexico Hospital Paying to Settle Retaliation Claim

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said a northern New Mexico hospital will pay $98,000 to settle a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the agency. The case against Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe was filed …

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 …