Scharfenberger Law Blog

ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM!! Will Virtual Platforms Replace How You Interact with Your Employees, Unions, and Lawyers?

Roughly 15 months ago the word “Zoom” would have conjured up images of cartoon race cars or maybe Dr. Seuss’ Go Dog Go book. Such images not only show our age but reflect how much our world has changed since […]

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Cynthia Gilliam Pierre Named Chief Operating Officer of EEOC

WASHINGTON – Charlotte A. Burrows, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), has named Cynthia Gilliam Pierre to be the agency’s chief operating officer, the agency announced today. The chief operating officer manages all aspects of the Commission’s […]

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Agri-AFC, LLC to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Company Fired Employee After Learning of His Pre-Existing Back Condition, Federal Agency ChargedJACKSON, Miss. – Agri-AFC, LLC, an agricultural retailer which operates 21 retail locations throughout Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, has agreed to pay $40,000 and furnish significant equitable […]

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EEOC Sues Long John Silver’s for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Centralia Restaurant Subjected Female Employees to Unwanted Touching and Sexual Advances, Federal Agency ChargesCHICAGO – Long John Silver’s violated federal law when it subjected female employees at its Centralia, Ill., restaurant to sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission […]

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EEOC Sues United Parcel Service for Disability Discrimination

UPS Fired Jacksonville Employee Because of His Diabetes, Saying he Was a “Liability,” Federal Agency ChargesJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – United Parcel Service, Inc. violated federal law by firing an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) […]

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National Spine & Pain Centers to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Suit for Disability Discrimination

Medical Practice Failed to Reasonably Accommodate an Employee With Breast Cancer, Federal Agency SaysWASHINGTON – National Spine & Pain Centers, LLC, a Rockville, Md.-based medical practice with over 60 offices in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, will pay $75,000 and furnish […]

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Engie Services to Pay $125,000 to Settle EEOC Same-Sex and Race Harassment Lawsuit

Airport Baggage Handling and Maintenance Service Company Subjected Black Male Workers to Abuse, Federal Agency ChargedBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Engie Services, Inc., a Canadian company that provides baggage handling and maintenance services at airports across the United States, has agreed to […]

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EEOC Obtains Judgment Ordering Ceviche House to Pay $130,691 for Sexual Harassment

San Juan Restaurant Subjected Female Employee to Sexual Harassment, Retaliated Against Her and Forced Her to Quit, Federal Agency ChargedSAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO – A federal court has ordered a San Juan restaurant to pay $130,691 in a sexual harassment […]

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New ‘Digest of EEO Law’ Issued by EEOC

Latest Quarterly Edition Includes Selected Notable 2020 DecisionsWASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the newest edition of the federal sector Digest of Equal Employment Opportunity Law (EEO Digest) is now available on the EEOC’s website. […]

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EEOC Sues AscensionPoint Recovery Services for Religious Discrimination

Debt Collector Fired Christian Employee After He Refused to Be Fingerprinted Due to His Religious Beliefs, Federal Agency ChargesMINNEAPOLIS — AscensionPoint Recovery Services, LLC (APRS), a Minnesota-based estate and probate debt recovery company that manages decedent debt recovery for creditors, […]

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