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Affordable Home Furnishings to Pay $105,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

Federal Agency Charges That Furniture Retailer Subjected African American Manager to a Hostile Work Environment and Fired Him When He ComplainedNEW ORLEANS – Affordable Rent-to-Own, LLC, doing business as Affordable Home Furnishings, a furniture retailer and lessor based in Louisiana, […]

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EEOC Sues Shane’s Rib Shack Franchisee for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

Popular Restaurant Franchisee Subjected Teenage Employee to Sexually Hostile Work Environment Then Fired Her for Complaining, Federal Agency ChargesATLANTA – RSPS Holdings, a franchisee of the popular fast-casual barbeque restaurant, Shane’s Rib Shack, violated federal law when it subjected a […]

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J&M Industries to Pay $105,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

Manufacturing and Distribution Company Settles Federal Lawsuit Alleging It Fired Employee Because of AgeNEW ORLEANS – J&M Industries, Inc., a manufacturing and distribution company based in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, has agreed to pay a former employee $105,000 to settle an age […]

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Blackwell Security Services Will Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

Security Company Failed to Provide Religious Accommodation for Muslim EmployeeCHICAGO – Blackwell Security Services, Inc. will pay $70,000 and provide other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency […]

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Amrith Kaur Aakre Chosen as New Director of EEOC’s Chicago District

WASHINGTON – Amrith Kaur Aakre will serve as the new director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Chicago District, the federal agency announced today. Aakre, who most recently served as the legal director for the Sikh Coalition, began […]

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EEOC Launches New Outreach Initiative

Commissioner Kotagal Led Initiative Enhances Outreach to Vulnerable Workers and Underserved CommunitiesWASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched the REACH initiative: “Enhancing OutREACH to Vulnerable Workers and Underserved Communities,” a new, multi-year effort led by Commissioner […]

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EEOC’s Indianapolis District Office Is Moving

Will Reopen at New Location Around Feb. 12INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is moving, the federal agency announced today. The new office continues to prioritize accessibility to the public and is […]

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Library Hotel to Pay $42,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

Settles Federal Charges That Hotel Failed to Accommodate Front Desk Worker With a Stool or ChairNEW YORK – 299 Madison Ave. LLC, doing business as Library Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in New York City, will pay $42,000 to a […]

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Medsurant Health to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Neuromonitoring Company in Pennsylvania Resolves Federal Charges of Pay Discrimination and RetaliationPHILADELPHIA – Medsurant Holdings, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based healthcare services company providing intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring services to hospitals and surgeons in several states will pay $80,000 to settle a sex […]

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Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration to Pay $40,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

State Government Agency Will Also Make Retroactive Salary AdjustmentsBALTIMORE – Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOTSHA), the agency that oversees the state highways throughout Maryland, will pay $40,000 to settle an equal pay lawsuit filed by the U.S. […]

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