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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Published by on May 4, 2010

Our latest update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for March 2010 after the break. IN – Wal-Mart will pay $11.7 million to settle a sex discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were denied warehouse jobs because of their sex.  The settlement also requires the […]

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

IN – Wal-Mart will pay $11.7 million to settle a sex discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were denied warehouse jobs because of their sex.  The settlement also requires the company to provide jobs to eligible female class members.

IL – A beverage distribution company will pay $50,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who claimed she was terminated after requesting medical leave.  According to the EEOC, the company had a policy that allowed employees to take leave only during certain months of the year.

PA – A McDonald’s franchisee has agreed to settle a disability discrimination suit for $90,000 brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was harassed due to his disability.

WY – A wholesale supplier will pay $33,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was harassed by a male co-worker and then by the manager to whom she complained about the harassment.

MO – A St. Louis construction company agreed to pay $17,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former worker who alleged he was regarded as disabled by the company due to a history of liver and kidney problems.

HI – A car dealership has agreed to pay $32,500 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a job applicant who alleged his offer was revoked after a drug test revealed his use of prescription medications. 

WA – A tire services company will pay $2 million to settle a sex discrimination case brought on behalf of a class of female workers who alleged they were denied service jobs despite being qualified.

TN – A concrete company has agreed to pay $135,000 to settle a national origin and age discrimination and retaliation suit brought against one of its subsidiaries on behalf of an employee who alleged he was harassed and demoted because of his age and national origin, and then retaliated against for complaining.

AZ – A bottling and distribution company will pay $33,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was fired because he had diabetes.

MN – A dry cleaning company has agreed to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit for $42,250 brought on behalf of a former employee who was transferred and then fired after she became pregnant.  According to the EEOC, the company had a policy of transferring pregnant employees from plant to store positions.

MD – A staffing services company will pay $115,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of two Jewish employees who alleged they were subject to harassment by their managers and co-workers.

WI – An egg processing company has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired because she had epilepsy.

MO – A charter school company agreed to a $570,000 settlement in a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of two former employees who alleged they were not rehired by the company because they were pregnant.

WI – A staffing services company will pay $75,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of an applicant who alleged he was not referred for a job because he was deaf.

WI – A Milwaukee manufacturing company has agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a sexual harassment and discrimination suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was harassed because of her sex.

AZ – A Sedona tour company will pay $35,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired after just two days on the job because of her age.

HI – Kmart has agreed to pay $120,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was harassed and retaliated against because of her age until she was eventually forced to quit.

TX – A rental company will pay $21,500 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was fired after he refused to participate in a company practice intended to show support for the military.  The employee informed the company that his religious beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness did not permit him to participate in the practice and requested an accommodation, but the company ignored his request and then fired him.

GA – A Baptist Church school has agreed to pay $53,000 to settle two pregnancy discrimination suits brought on behalf of a former employee who was fired because she was pregnant, and a job applicant whose offer was rescinded after the school learned of her pregnancy.

IL – A baking company will pay $350,000 to settle a national origin discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of employees who alleged they were harassed because of their national origin and then retaliated against for complaining about the harassment.

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