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Justice Department Joins Discrimination Lawsuit Against Texas Farm for Allegedly Denying Employment to U.S. Citizen in Preference of Foreign Workers with H-2A Visas

September 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) moved to intervene in a lawsuit filed against Estopy Farms, a McAllen, Texas farm run by Jerry Estopy. Two U.S. citizens alleged that the farm violated the Immigration and Nationality Act’s (INA) anti-discrimination provision prohibiting employers from discriminating in the hiring or firing process based on national […]

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Tags: National Origin Discrimination

Miles Kimball Company Pays $95,00 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit For Firing Deaf Employee

September 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

The Miles Kimball Company, a direct marketer of consumer gifts and household products, agreed to pay $95,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit filed against it by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that in 2007, the company denied Laura Nejedlo, a deaf employee working in Miles Kimball’s information technology (IT) […]

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Tags: Disability Discrimination · Disability Discrimination Legislation

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

Sales Clerk Will Receive $50,000 from Wal-Mart to Settle Allegations of Disability Discrimination

September 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged Wal-Mart discriminated against a sales clerk because of her cerebral palsy, violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The sales clerk, Marcia Arney, presented her manager with a doctor’s note requesting […]

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Tags: Disability Discrimination · Disability Discrimination Legislation