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EEOC, in Sexual Harassment Suit, Obtains $150,000 Settlement from Mid Valley Labor Services, Inc. on Behalf of Latina Vineyard Workers

June 4th, 2012 · Comments Off

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that Mid Valley Labor Services, Inc., a farm labor contractor in San Francisco, will pay $150,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.  According to the lawsuit, a group of female employees working in grape vineyards were subjected to sexually explicit language and inappropriate propositions […]

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Tags: Gender Discrimination · Title VII · Title VII Discrimination

Arizona Hotel Pays $50,000 to Settle Lawsuit Alleging That It Failed to Protect Arab-American Employee from Harassment and Discrimination Based on His National Origin

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Phoenix, Arizona has agreed to settle a lawsuit that alleged the company failed to protect an Iraqi-American employee from discrimination. The owner of the Phoenix hotel will pay the former employee, Basil Massih, $50,000 for subjecting him to […]

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Tags: Federal Discrimination Legislation · The Employment Law Group · Title VII · Uncategorized

Justice Department Files Race Discrimination Lawsuit Against the Jacksonville, Florida Fire and Rescue Department for Requiring Written Examinations that Discriminate Against Black Applicants

May 7th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Justice Department recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville, Florida’s Fire and Rescue Department, challenging the fire department’s use of written examinations for the promotion of firefighters to Lieutenant, Captain, District Chief, and Engineer.  The Justice Department alleges that the written examination discriminates against African-Americans and violates Title VII of […]

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Tags: Race Discrimination · Title VII Discrimination

EEOC Seeks Summary Judgment Against JPMorgan Chase for Discriminating Against Female Mortgage Consultants and Subjecting Them to a Hostile Work Environment

April 13th, 2012 · Comments Off

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed a Motion for Summary Judgment last week, asking an Ohio federal judge to hold JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. liable for “creating, fostering, and subjecting several female mortgage consultants within its Home Loan Direct department to sex-based disparate terms and conditions of employment, including a sex-based hostile work […]

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Tags: Sexual Harassment · Title VII

Aviation Concepts, Inc. Ordered by Federal Judge to Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit for Firing Jehovah’s Witness Who Refused to Violate His Religious Beliefs

April 12th, 2012 · Comments Off

Aviation Concepts, Inc., an aircraft retailer and service provider in Guam, has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $51,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed in September 2011 by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of Armando Perez, an assistant mechanic and practicing Jehovah’s Witness. According to the lawsuit, […]

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Tags: Title VII Discrimination