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Nebraska Court Orders Trucking Company to Pay Deaf Driver Punitive Damages, Lost Wages After Jury Awarded Millions

Werner Enterprises Must Also Report Its Treatment of Future Deaf ApplicantsST. LOUIS – Werner Enterprises, Inc. and Drivers Management, LLC must pay $335,682 to a deaf truck driver months after an Omaha jury found in favor of the U.S. Equal […]

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Clarksburg JATC to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Charge

Apprenticeship Program Conciliates Claims Alleging that Female Applicants Were Denied Admission Because of SexCLARKSBURG, W.V. – Clarksburg Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), which oversees an electrician apprenticeship program in North-Central West Virginia, has agreed to pay $150,000 and […]

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Walmart to Pay $60,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Lawsuit Charged Unlawful Sex Stereotyping of Woman With Young ChildrenDES MOINES, Iowa – Walmart will pay $60,000 and provide other relief to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced […]

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Mexico Restaurant Settles EEOC Sexual and Racial Harassment Lawsuit

Federal Agency Charged That Female Servers Were Subjected to Sexual Harassment And Forced to Quit to Escape the AbuseHONOLULU – Mexico Restaurant, a Honolulu-based restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine, has agreed to pay $227,500 and provide other relief to settle […]

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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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