Scharfenberger Law Blog

EEOC Presents its Second Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Workshop Series

Federal Agency Offers New DE&I Workshop: ‘Unlocking Opportunities — Employing Individuals With Convictions’LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, continues its series of diversity, equity […]

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EEOC Sues ISS Facility Services for Disability Discrimination

Facility Management Company Denied Employee’s Request to Work From Home to Protect Herself From COVID-19, Then Fired Her, Federal Agency ChargesATLANTA – ISS Facility Services, Inc., a Denmark-based workplace experience and facility management company with U.S. headquarters in San Antonio, […]

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EEOC, DOL and other Federal Agencies Sign Pact with Mexico to Protect Mexican Workers’ Rights Here

Mexico, U.S. Will Continue Cooperation to Fight Abuses Against Workers, Regardless of National Origin or Immigration StatusWASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor and several other U.S. government entities on Thursday signed an […]

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Dell to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

IT Systems Analyst Paid Less Than Male Coworker for the Same Work, Federal Agency ChargedDALLAS — Dell, Inc. has agreed to pay $75,000 and to provide other relief to settle an equal pay and sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the […]

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EEOC Sues Agropur for Disability Discrimination

Dairy Processor Fired Employee Rather Than Accommodate Her, Federal Agency ChargesGRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Agropur, Inc., a diary processor and U.S. subsidiary of Canadian-based Agropur Cooperative, has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for failing to […]

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EEOC To Sign New Memorandum of Understanding With Mexico On Workers’ Rights On Sept. 2

Agreement Will Help Both Entities Protect Vulnerable Mexican WorkersWASHINGTON – On Thursday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m., the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Government of Mexico, through its embassy in the United States, will sign a renewal […]

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Dragon Rig / The Modern Group Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Industrial Equipment and Services Companies Refused to Hire Worker Because of Medical Treatment for Anxiety and Opioid Addiction, Federal Agency SaysHOUSTON – Industrial equipment and services companies The Modern Group, Ltd. and Beaumont, Texas-based Dragon Rig Sales and Service, LLC […]

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Lawsuits Allege Fudged Fudge

Three class-action lawsuits filed in district courts in Illinois allege that products containing vegetable oils, and not dairy fat, are falsely and misleadingly described as “fudge.” (See Reinitz v. Kellogg Sales Company, Bartosiake v. Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc., and Lederman […]

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Labor Source / Wise Staffing to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

ompany Refused to Hire Pregnant Applicant, Federal Agency ChargedOXFORD, Miss. – Labor Source, L.L.C. doing business as Wise Staffing, part of Wise Staffing Group, one of the largest staffing services in the Southeast, will pay $40,000 and provide other relief […]

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Mask Mandates Return, Along With Vaccination Requirements

It’s déjà vu all over again, as mask mandates return and a growing number of employers—both public and private—require vaccinations for their workers.In California, vaccinated workers were allowed to go mask-free as of June 17, when the state’s Occupational Safety […]

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