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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — December 2009

Published by on February 9, 2010

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements from December 2009 after the break. MO – EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, has agreed to pay over $35,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was fired after she complained of sex discrimination. NY – A community hospital agreed to settle a disability […]

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements from December 2009 after the break.

MO – EaglePicher Technologies, LLC, has agreed to pay over $35,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was fired after she complained of sex discrimination.

NY – A community hospital agreed to settle a disability discrimination suit for $142,500 that was brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was denied a reasonable accommodation for her diabetic condition.

AZ – Two Phoenix car dealerships will pay $500,000 to settle a hostile work environment suit brought on behalf of five former employees who alleged they were constructively discharged after they complained of the harassment.

SC – A non-profit disability services organization agreed to pay $80,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a 73-year-old man who alleged he was denied a position because of his age.

TX – A group of telemarketing companies will pay $37,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of two female employees who alleged they were harassed by the company’s human resources managers.

OH – Bahama Breeze, a national restaurant chain, has agreed to pay $1.26 million to settle a class action suit brought on behalf of a group of African American employees who alleged they were subject to repeated racial harassment by management.

TX – The City of North Richland Hills will pay $75,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was subject to harassment that eventually forced him to resign.

CO – Albertsons, LLC, a grocery chain, agreed to an $8.9 million settlement in a race, color, and national origin discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of former and current employees who were subject to harassment and discriminatory treatment.

TX – Economy Finance agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of an employee who was fired after refusing to take a medical exam that was unrelated to her ability to perform her job.

MO – Allstate Insurance will pay $4.5 million in settlement of a class action suit alleging age bias during a company reorganization.

IN – A communications and marketing company agreed to pay $60,000 to settle a race and disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was fired after being sent to take a drug screening by the company.

IL – Aaron Rents, Inc., has agreed to remedial relief, including manager training, in settlement of a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a female employee who was harassed and sexually assault by a manager. 

MN – An airline company entered into a consent decree providing payment of $130,000 to five employees who alleged they were subject to religious discrimination by being forced to work on certain days of the week.

MI – A rehabilitation center agreed to pay $15,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of an employee who was refused a reasonable accommodation for her religious beliefs which required her to wear a certain religious object on her person.

TN – Whirlpool Corporation has agreed to pay over $1 million to settle a race and sex discrimination suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was harassed and then physically assaulted by a male coworker.

CO – Outback Steakhouse agreed to a $19 million settlement in a class action suit alleging sex discrimination against female employees who were denied promotions and certain job assignments.  The settlement also requires the company to hire a human resources executive and implement an online application system for management positions.

IN – A construction company agreed to pay $31,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged he was no longer given work after he filed a discrimination charge against a close acquaintance of the company.

TN – A waste processing company will pay $650,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of African American employees who alleged they were subject to racial harassment and retaliated against for complaining about it.

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