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EEOC Sues Bob’s Tire Company, Inc. for Sexual, Racial, and National Origin Harassment and Retaliation

Owner of Scrap Tire Company Created a Hostile Work Environment for Male and Hispanic Employees and Retaliated Against Employee Who Complained of Sexual Harassment, Federal Agency ChargesBOSTON – Bob’s Tire Company, Inc., a used tire scrap and recycling facility in […]

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EEOC Sues Midwest Farms for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Federal Agency Charges Colorado-Based Agribusiness Discriminated and Retaliated Against Female EmployeesDENVER – Midwest Farms, an agribusiness company operating several farms in rural Colorado, violated federal law by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment and retali­ation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity […]

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Joint Statement by Acting Secretary of Labor Su, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Burrows on Anniversary of PWFA, PUMP Act

First Anniversary of New Laws Demonstrates Wins for Pregnant and Nursing WorkersWASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chair Charlotte A. Burrows today issued a joint statement to mark the first anniversary of […]

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Yaw Gyebi Jr. Chosen as New Director of EEOC’s New York District Office

WASHINGTON – Yaw Gyebi Jr. has been chosen as the new director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) New York District Office, the federal agency announced today. Gyebi, who most recently served as the founding chief of enforcement […]

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Omaha Hospitality Group to Pay $100,000 to Resolve EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Settles Federal Charges Hotel Owners Fired General Manager After He Checked Himself into Hospital for Treatment of DepressionST. LOUIS – The owners and operators of a hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, have agreed to pay $100,000 to a former general manager […]

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In Agreement with EEOC, Groupon to Establish Educational Fund for Black Students Pursuing STEM Careers

Resolves EEOC’s Review of Groupon’s Recruitment and Hiring PracticesCHICAGO – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that following an investigation, the EEOC and Groupon, Inc. (Groupon) have entered into a voluntary agreement in which Groupon has agreed […]

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Triple Canopy, Inc. to Pay $110,759 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Government Contractor Settles Federal Lawsuit Alleging It Failed to Provide Religious Accommodations and Retaliated against EmployeeWASHINGTON – Triple Canopy, Inc. a Reston, Virginia-based company providing protective services to federal agencies, will pay a former employee $110,759 and provide other relief […]

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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta to Pay $45,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Hospital Settles Claims It Fired Maintenance Assistant for Seeking Exemption to Influenza Vaccine RequirementsATLANTA – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Inc. (CHOA), a pediatric healthcare system in Georgia, will pay $45,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. […]

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United Parcel Service to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Company Agrees to Reinstate Employee With Diabetes Who Needed an AccommodationJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS), will pay $150,000 and provide other relief, including offering reinstatement to a discharged employee with diabetes, the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Opportunity Commission […]

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EEOC Issues Article on Workplace Accessibility

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an article titled “Providing an Accessible Workplace.” The article provides an overview of the laws that federal agencies must comply with to provide individuals with disabilities access to accommodations […]

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