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Federal Jury Awards Eight Former Travel Agents over $20 Million in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Suit

May 13th, 2013 · Comments Off

A federal jury has unanimously awarded eight former employees of a Florida travel agency over $20 million after trial of a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The eight former employees worked at Four Amigos Travel, Inc. and Top Dog […]

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Tags: Sexual Harassment

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

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