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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — April 2010

Published by on June 2, 2010

Our report on EEOC jury verdicts and settlements for April 2010 after the break. TN – Celestica Inc., agreed to pay $102,100 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was refused an accommodation in the form of an electric wheelchair for her disability TX – […]

Our report on EEOC jury verdicts and settlements for April 2010 after the break.

TN – Celestica Inc., agreed to pay $102,100 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was refused an accommodation in the form of an electric wheelchair for her disability

TX – A Sonic Drive-In has agreed to a $31,000 settlement in a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was subject to unwanted sexual conduct by her manager.

NC – A custom homes manufacturer will pay $118,000 to settle a race harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of African American employees who alleged they were subject to harassment at work because of their race.

MI – Pinnacle Airlines agreed to a $20,000 settlement in a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee with arthritis in her knee who alleged she was fired for walking too slowly.

NY –  A fire company will pay between $180,000 and $240,000 in the form of pension benefits in an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of firefighters who alleged that they were not allowed to accrue credit toward a “length of service award” after age 65.

MN – A federal judge ruled in favor of the EEOC in an age discrimination suit against the Minnesota Department of Corrections for their use of a retirement plan that provided reduced benefits for individuals over age 55.  The court held that the department’s plan was “facially discriminatory.”

AZ – An electrical contractor has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a national origin discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was discriminated against because of his national origin and then fired after he complained about it.

OR – Wheeler County will pay $25,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a resident who alleged she was not selected for a job with the county because of her age, and that the county then hired a younger, less qualified person for the job.

GA – A Sonic Drive-In will pay $70,000 to settle a sex discrimination suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was subject to sexual harassment by her manager.

KY – KFC agreed to pay over $1 million to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of 19 female employees who alleged they were subject to unwelcome sexual conduct by their male coworkers.

NC – An insurance company will pay $30,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of an employee who alleged he was demoted in retaliation for reporting a sexual harassment complaint that he received from one of his subordinates.

LA – The University of Louisiana has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former professor and dean who alleged he was fired because of his age and then denied reemployment in retaliation for filing an age discrimination suit against the university.

MS – A car dealer will pay $85,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were subject to sexual harassment on the job.  The dealership will also pay $35,000 to settle a race harassment suit brought on behalf of an African American employee who alleged he was subject to racial slurs and derogatory language because of his race.

TX – A construction company agreed to a $122,500 settlement in a religious, race, and national origin discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of employees who alleged they were subject to harassment because of their race and religious background.

PA – Lafayette College will pay $1 million to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of five female employees who alleged they were subject to repeated sexual harassment by the college’s Loss Prevention Supervisor.

NY – The Selden Fire District has agreed to pay $263,360 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a class of firefighters who alleged that they were not allowed to accrue credit toward a “length of service award” after age 55.

MD – A local union will pay $80,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was subject to retaliation for participating in an EEOC investigation and for opposing discriminatory practices.  The suit also involved another employee who alleged she was denied a promotion after filing a discrimination charge against the union.

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