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EEOC Collects Over $4.8 Million on Judgment in Labor Trafficking Case Against Maui Pineapple for Thai Farmworkers

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that $4.8 million has been recovered to satisfy a judgment in a national origin and race discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC against Maui Pineapple. The EEOC brought […]

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EEOC Announces New Resources about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Rights

Federal Agency Continues Its Work in Forefront of LGBTQ+ RightsWASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is observing LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, by announcing the […]

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Jury in EEOC Suit Finds that RockAuto Discriminated Against Applicant Because of His Age

Madison Store Used Older Graduation Date to Bar Man From Hire, Federal Agency ChargedMADISON, Wis. – A jury has determined that RockAuto, a Madison, Wis.-headquartered internet-based auto parts seller, violated federal law when it failed to hire a qualified job […]

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Walmart to Pay $410,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Geneva Store Management Allowed Associate to Subject Female Employees to a Hostile Work Environment Based on Sex for Years, Federal Agency ChargedBUFFALO, N.Y. – Walmart Stores East, LP will pay $410,000 and provide other relief to settle a sexual harassment […]

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Sonic Drive-In Sued by EEOC for Sexual Harassment

Male Manager Subjected at Least Three Teen Female Carhops at Mineola Eatery to Verbal and Physical Abuse, Federal Agency ChargesDALLAS — At least three teen female carhops were subjected to sex harassment by SDI of Mineola, LLC, doing business as […]

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Transportation Company to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Race Harassment Lawsuit

Barge Company Employees Displayed Nooses in the Workplace, According to LawsuitNEW ORLEANS – American River Transportation Company (ARTCO), headquartered in Decatur, Ill., will pay a former employee $40,000 to resolve a racial harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment […]

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Total Maintenance Solutions to Pay $22,500 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment / Retaliation Suit

Cleaning Company Fired Employee for Complaining About Abuse, Federal Agency ChargedLOUISVILLE – Total Maintenance Solutions, Inc., a Cincinnati-area company that specializes in commercial cleaning and construction clean-up, will pay $22,500 to a former female employee and implement other relief to […]

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EEOC Sues Long Island Diner to Stop Owners’ Harassment of Female Employees

Employees Were Verbally and Physically Harassed and Forced to Quit Because of Intolerable Working Conditions, Federal Agency ChargesNEW YORK – Stardust Diners, Inc., a restaurant that has operated for decades in East Meadow, Nassau County, N.Y., under the name Colony […]

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Birmingham Beverage to Pay $825,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit for Race Discrimination

Beverage Wholesaler and Distributor Refused to Promote Black Employees to Route Sales Positions, Federal Agency ChargedBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Birmingham Beverage Company, Inc. doing business as AlaBev, a Birmingham-based wholesale distributor and importer of beer, cider, alcohol-free drinks and specialty foods, […]

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EEOC Sues Symphony of Joliet for Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination

Nursing Home Required Pregnant Employees to Disclose Medical Information and Failed to Provide Them With Reasonable Accommodations, Federal Agency ChargedCHICAGO – Symphony of Joliet, a nursing home, rehabilitation center and long-term residential care facility in Joliet, Ill., violated federal civil […]

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