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Entries Tagged as 'Title VII'

Fourth Circuit: Employers Can Be Liable for Third-Party Harassment of Employees

May 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

A federal appeals court ruled that employers may be held liable for sexual and racial harassment of their employees by third parties such as suppliers or customers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit adopted a negligence standard for finding companies liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, echoing […]

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Tags: Race Discrimination · Sex Discrimination · Sexual Harassment · Title VII

Transportation Company Agrees to Settle EEOC Charge Alleging Discrimination Against Job Applicants with Prior Criminal Convictions

July 16th, 2013 · Comments Off

A transportation company, J.B. Hunt, settled a race discrimination charge filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. J.B. Hunt, one of the largest transportation companies in North America, allegedly refused to hire an African-American job candidate as a truck driver […]

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Houston Community College Settles INA Suit for Unfair Treatment of Immigrants During Hiring Process

February 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Houston Community College (HCC) has reached an agreement with the Justice Department to settle allegations that the college violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) by discriminating against immigrants in hiring. An investigation by the Justice Department revealed that for at least the past two years, HCC unfairly required non-U.S. citizens […]

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EEOC Settles Race Discrimination Suit Against Georgia-Based Concrete Products Company

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Foley Products Company, a Columbus, Georgia-based concrete products company, agreed to injunctive relief to settle a suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC alleged that Foley discriminated against an African-American employee, Fred Pharham, due to his race, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. According […]

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Tags: Race Discrimination · Title VII

EEOC Sues Platinum Production Testing Services for Pregnancy Discrimination

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued Platinum Production Testing Services for allegedly engaging in pregnancy discrimination and thus violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978.  The company allegedly fired a secretary after she requested leave for medical complications arising from pregnancy. […]

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Tags: Pregnancy Discrimination · Title VII · Title VII Discrimination