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EEOC Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement and Litigation Data

Agency Secures $439.2 Million in Monetary Benefits for Victims WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released detailed breakdowns for the 67,448 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The agency secured […]

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Awon Phie LLC D/B/A Holiday Inn Express & Suites Sued by EEOC for Firing Pregnant Employee

Employer Declared Employee Was a ‘Liability’ Due to Pregnancy, Federal Agency Charges CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Awon Phie LLC, doing business as the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Corpus Christi, violated federal law when it fired a temporary employee […]

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EEOC Sues Solé Miami for Religious Discrimination

Resort Hotel Fired Seventh-day Adventist After She Refused to Work on Saturdays Due to Her Religious Beliefs, Federal Agency Charges MIAMI – Noble House Solé, LLC, a resort hotel in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., violated federal law when it fired […]

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Official Security Resolves Race Discrimination Charge with EEOC

Security Company Failed to Consider Applicant Because of Ethnic Hairstyle LAS VEGAS – Official Security, a Las Vegas-based security company, has settled a federal charge of race discrimination filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency […]

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EEOC Sues Saint Clare’s Health for Disability Discrimination

Hospital Network Refused to Accommodate New Employee’s Pregnancy-Related Disability And Withdrew Her Job Offer Instead, Federal Agency Charges NEWARK, N.J. – Saint Clare’s Health, a division of Prime Healthcare Services that operates two hospitals in Morris County, N.J., violated federal […]

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Will Pay $15,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Restaurant Refused to Hire Deaf Applicant, Federal Agency Said BALTIMORE — Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, a major restaurant chain, will pay $15,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S Equal Employment […]

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United Precision Products Pays $60,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit

Aerospace Parts Manufacturer Refused to Hire Older Applicant After Asking His Age, Federal Agency Charged DETROIT – United Precision Products Co., Inc., a Michigan-based aerospace components manufac­turer, will pay $60,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal age discrimination […]

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T&T Subsea Will Pay $125,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Company Fired Commercial Diver Because He Had Cancer, Federal Agency Charged HOUSTON – T&T Subsea, LLC, a Galveston marine services company, will pay $125,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal […]

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Frito-Lay Settles EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Agreement Requires PepsiCo Regional Staff — Not Local Managers — to Review All Reasonable Accommodations Requests in Florida WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Frito-Lay, Inc., a Plano, Texas-based subsidiary of PepsiCo that manufactures and distributes snack foods, has agreed to […]

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Medford Restaurant to Pay $120,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

Despite Arrest at Work, Restaurant Manager Continued to Target Young Women, Including Minors, Federal Agency Charged MEDFORD, Ore. — The restaurant New China will pay $120,000 and provide other signifi­cant relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the […]

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