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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on April 2, 2010

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for February 2010 after the break. AZ – Boeing agreed to pay $380,000 to settle two sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought on behalf of female employees who alleged they were discriminated against and harassed by male coworkers and managers. PR – The University of Puerto Rico has […]

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for February 2010 after the break.

AZ – Boeing agreed to pay $380,000 to settle two sexual harassment and retaliation claims brought on behalf of female employees who alleged they were discriminated against and harassed by male coworkers and managers.

PR – The University of Puerto Rico has settled an age discrimination suit brought by the EEOC alleging that the university discriminated against older employees with respect to their pension system.  The agreement specifies that the court will appoint an official to process and resolve the employees’ claims, estimated at over $200,000.

PA – A software company will pay $175,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former vice president who alleged he was fired because of his age and replaced by an employee 15 years younger.

CA – Landwin Management, a hotel operator, has agreed to pay $500,000 to settle two national origin bias and sexual harassment suits brought on behalf of several employees who alleged they were not hired due to their national origin, and a group of female employees who alleged they were sexually harassed.

LA – Columbia Sussex Corporation agreed to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a male employee who alleged he was treated differently than a female coworker and then retaliated against after he complained.  The settlement consists of paying compensation to the employee for his losses, and rehiring him at one of the company’s properties.

OR – A funeral chapel agreed to pay $62,500 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired after she needed a wheelchair.

GA – An Atlanta clothing company will pay $40,050 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former store manager who alleged she was subject to disparate treatment and ultimately terminated because of her age.

IL – A federal district court approved distribution of a $6.2 million settlement in an ADA discrimination suit against Sears, Roebuck & Company on behalf of a class of employees who were terminated pursuant to the company’s workers’ compensation leave policy.  The EEOC identified 235 employees who were eligible to share in the award.  According to the EEOC, the settlement is the largest in a single ADA suit in EEOC history.

CA – A solar power company agreed to settle a disability discrimination suit for $30,000.  The suit was brought by the EEOC on behalf of an employee who was fired hours after beginning work once her supervisor discovered she was paralyzed in one arm.

NC – Branch Banking & Trust will pay $24,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a bank teller who was denied a reasonable accommodation for her hearing impairment.

CA – Big Lots, Inc. agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a race harassment and discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of African American employees who alleged they were harassed and discriminated against by their supervisor and coworkers.

PA – UPS Freight will pay $46,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was fired because of his religious beliefs which required him to keep a beard and long hair.

CO – Oldcastle SW Group, Inc. agreed to pay $498,000 to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was harassed and discriminated against by her managers and coworkers and then terminated after she complained about the treatment.

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