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Hotel Owners to Pay $370,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Hotel Owners Failed to Investigate Manager Who Groped Latina Housekeepers, Federal Agency ChargedSEATTLE — GIPHX10, LLC, and Jaffer, Inc., Edmonton, Canada-based companies that operated as Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham until November 2021, have agreed to pay $370,000 to two female […]

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US Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Host Hire Roundtable on Making Workplaces More Inclusive

Experts Discuss Skill-based Hiring to Promote Equal Opportunity in the WorkplaceWASHINGTON – On June 28, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hosted an online discussion […]

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EEOC Sues Aurora Pro Services for Religious Discrimination

Company Fired Employees for Refusing to Participate in Mandatory Prayer Meetings, Federal Agency ChargesGREENSBORO, N.C. – North Carolina-based company Aurora Renovations and Developments, LLC, doing business as Aurora Pro Services, a residential home service and repair company, violated federal law […]

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EEOC Adds X Gender Marker to Voluntary Questions During Charge Intake Process

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today full implementation of the opportunity to select a nonbinary “X” gender marker during the intake process for filing a charge of discrimination. “By adding a nonbinary gender marker option […]

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Media Advisory: EEOC & OFCCP to Host Hire Initiative Roundtable on Skills Based Hiring

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will host a third roundtable as part of its Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE). The virtual roundtable, Skills Based […]

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EEOC Sues NSN, LLC for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

Testing Company Revoked Employee’s Disability-Related Accommodations and Fired Her When She Questioned the Decision, Federal Agency ChargesRALEIGH, N.C. – NSN, LLC, a Virginia Corporation which provides staffing for a licensing and vocational testing center in Raleigh, North Carolina, violated federal […]

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HVAC Contractor to Pay $361,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Company Owner Repeatedly Claimed Women Do Not Belong in the Building Trades and Sexually Harassed Female Employees for Years, Federal Agency ChargedSEATTLE — Spokane Valley-based HVAC contractor Air Control Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., which does business as Air Control […]

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Boise Recruiter to Pay $125,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Settlement Resolves Federal Suit Charging Jivaro Professional Headhunters Unlawfully Fired Employee For Filing Disability ComplaintBOISE, Idaho — Recruiting services company Jivaro Professional Headhunters will pay $125,000 to a former employee and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination and […]

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EEOC Announces Registration Now Open for Training Courses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against employment discrimination and providing outreach and education to the public announced today that its registration system for federal and private sector training courses […]

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Baumann Farms to Pay Over $180,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

Wisconsin’s Largest Ginseng Producer Subjected Female Workers to Hostile Work Environment and Then Fired Them for Resisting, Federal Agency ChargedMILWAUKEE – Baumann Farms LLP, a major agricultural company in central Wisconsin, will pay $180,812.50 and provide other significant relief to […]

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