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Automotive Parts Company to Pay $750,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Lawsuit for Making Illegal Medical Inquiries

September 14th, 2012 · Comments Off

Dura Automotive Systems agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that alleged the Michigan-based automotive parts company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The EEOC alleged that Dura tested all of its employees in a Tennessee plant in May 2007 for twelve substances. Five […]

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Tags: Disability Discrimination · Disability Discrimination Legislation

EEOC Settles Disability Discrimination Suit with BAE Systems Subsidiary for $55,000

August 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

BAE Systems Tactical Vehicle Systems will pay $55,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that it engaged in disability discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  According to the lawsuit, which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, BAE Systems fired Ronald Kratz, II from his position as a material handler because […]

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Tags: Disability Discrimination · Disability Discrimination Legislation

BJ Con/Sew Corporation Pays $75,000 to Settle EEOC Lawsuit Alleging Harassment of Latino Employee

July 19th, 2012 · Comments Off

BJ Con/Sew Corporation, a North Carolina sewing contractor, agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a national origin harassment lawsuit filed against it by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC alleged that BJ Con/Sew subjected its employee, Jason Ramirez, to harassment because of his Hispanic origin.  The EEOC also charged that the company […]

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Tags: Race Discrimination · Title VII · Title VII Discrimination

Johns Hopkins Home Health Care Agrees to Pay $160,000 to Settle ADA Lawsuit Alleging It Failed to Accommodate Disabled Employee

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled its disability discrimination lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Home Health Care for $160,000.  The EEOC alleged that the health care provider violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it discriminated against a registered nurse employee.  The ADA prohibits employers from discriminating against an employee because of […]

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Tags: Disability Discrimination · Disability Discrimination Legislation

Pinetop Lakeside Sanitary District to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

July 6th, 2012 · Comments Off

Pinetop Lakeside Sanitary District has agreed to provide monetary relief to settle charges of sexual harassment and retaliation brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC charged that, in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Pinetop supervisor Alfonso Martinez sexually harassed employees Melissa Kenchiova and Susanne Royce […]

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Tags: Retaliation · Sex Discrimination · Title VII · Title VII Discrimination