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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — April 2011

Published by on June 27, 2011

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for April 2011 after the break. TN – A federal judge affirmed a judgment of $1 million in favor of a female employee in a race and sex harassment suit against Whirlpool Corporation alleging that the employee was repeatedly harassed by a male co-worker because of her race […]

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for April 2011 after the break.

TN – A federal judge affirmed a judgment of $1 million in favor of a female employee in a race and sex harassment suit against Whirlpool Corporation alleging that the employee was repeatedly harassed by a male co-worker because of her race and sex, ultimately resulting in a physical assault by the co-worker.

GA – A trucking company agreed to pay $32,500 to settle a retaliation suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a female truck driver who alleged she was fired in retaliation for reporting sexual harassment.

GA – Integrated Broadband Services will pay $60,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was fired for leaving work early while a similarly situated employee outside of his protected class was merely disciplined for engaging in the same conduct.

CA – Adam Brothers Farming, Inc. agreed to pay $27,500 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a teenage female employee who alleged she was sexually harassed by her supervisor and then retaliated against for complaining about the harassment.

MN – The Minnesota Department of Human Services agreed to pay $467,165 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of former employees who alleged they were denied employer contributions for medical insurance because of their age.

CA – Walmart agreed to pay $440,000 to settle a national origin harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of Hispanic employees working at a Sam’s Club in Fresno who alleged they were subject to derogatory comments by another Hispanic employee.

KY – Jim’s Seafood Restaurant agreed to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of two female servers who alleged they were fired or constructively discharged because they were pregnant.

FL – A manufactured homes retailer will pay $79,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of male employees who alleged they were sexually harassed by a male supervisor and then retaliated against for complaining about the harassment.

OH – An auto dealership agreed to pay $300,000 in settlement of a racial harassment suit brought on behalf of four African American employees who alleged they were subject to racially derogatory comments by the general manager.

OR – A tree farm company agreed to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit for $150,000 brought on behalf of Hispanic farmworkers who alleged they were harassed by their supervisor and then retaliated against for complaining about the harassment.

TN – A sheet metal company in Memphis agreed to pay $160,000 to settle a racial harassment suit filed on behalf of a group of African American employees who alleged they were subjected to derogatory comments by their supervisor.

AK – A long-term care facility will pay $22,000 in settlement of a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former supervisor who alleged she was fired for complaining about race discrimination and harassment.

NC – The Timken Company will pay $120,000 to settle a sex and disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a part-time female employee who alleged she was denied a full-time position because she is the mother of a disabled child and her managers believed she would be unable to handle a full-time position and care for her child.

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