U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission News

EEOC Sues Whataburger for Alleged Retaliation Against Florida Manager

The government has sued the Texas-based fast-food chain Whataburger for allegedly retaliating against a white restaurant manager in Florida who refused to follow an upper management directive to hire only white applicants. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Sept. …

Texas Roadhouse to Pay $12M to Settle Age Discrimination Suit Filed in Massachusetts

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimin­ation lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced. The EEOC had filed suit seeking …

Trucking Company Settles California Discrimination Case with Sikhs for $260K

A national trucking company has agreed to pay $260,000 to settle discrimination complaints by four Sikh drivers who were denied jobs for refusing to take drug tests that would have violated their religious beliefs. J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. reached …

Mississippi Judge Throws Out Unlawful Termination Award Against Jackson State

A judge in Mississippi has thrown out a $107,100 judgment against Jackson State University stemming from an unlawful termination lawsuit filed by the school’s former head trainer. The Clarion-Ledger reports U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate on Oct. 28 threw out …

Farmers to Pay $225K to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Case in California

Farmers Insurance Exchange will pay $225,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Northern California, the federal agency announced. The suit filed by the EEOC alleges Farmers Insurance Exchange terminated …

Feds Accuse Mississippi Strip Club of Mistreating African-American Dancers

Clothed in the power of the law, the federal government is again suing a Mississippi strip club, saying black strippers should be treated equally when they take it all off. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a fresh lawsuit …

University of Colorado Business School Settles Discrimination Suit for $40k

The University of Colorado has paid a former business school staffer $40,000 to settle a federal gender discrimination complaint. The Daily Camera reported that Robin Miglarese, the former associate director of operations in executive education for the Leeds School of …

Oilfield Services Company Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Federal officials have sued an oilfield services company for withdrawing a job offer to an applicant because of his diabetes. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit that Oilfield Instrumentation USA Inc. violated federal law by withdrawing the …

California Jury Rejects Deaf Worker’s Discrimination Suit

A jury in Sacramento, Calif. federal court has decided that a Placer County nonprofit did not discriminate against a deaf employee by failing to provide an American Sign Language interpreter. The Sacramento Bee reported that the jury found that Homeyra …

Illinois Company to Pay $1.7M to Settle Disability Discrimination Charge

Pactiv LLC, an Illinois-based provider of advanced packing solutions to customers around the world, will pay $1,700,000 to settle disability discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced. The EEOC said an investigation found …