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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — January 2010

Published by on February 12, 2010

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements from January 2010 after the break. IL – Merchant State Bank agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a disability suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was prevented from returning to work after he underwent cancer treatment. NV – A Las Vegas car dealership will pay […]

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements from January 2010 after the break.

IL – Merchant State Bank agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a disability suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was prevented from returning to work after he underwent cancer treatment.

NV – A Las Vegas car dealership will pay $110,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were harassed and sexually assaulted by co-workers and managers.

PA – Vanguard Group, Inc., agreed to a $300,000 settlement in a racial bias suit brought on behalf of an African American job applicant who was denied a position because of her race.

AZ – Two property management firms agreed to a $30,000 settlement in a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a disabled employee who alleged he was fired because of his disability and denied a reasonable accommodation.

WA – A debt collection agency will pay $55,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a job applicant who was denied a position because she was blind.

CO – A car dealership agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a sex and age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who were subject to harassment and a group of male employees who were terminated because of their age.

TX – Saks Fifth Avenue will pay $170,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired because of her disability.

AL – A restaurant agreed to pay $16,500 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was not allowed to return to work following her pregnancy.

OH – A car dealership will pay $85,000 to settle a class action suit brought on behalf of a group of African American employees who alleged they were subject to a racially hostile work environment and retaliation.

TX – A cap manufacturing company agreed to a $21,500 settlement in a sexual harassment and constructive discharge suit brought on behalf of a female employee who was subject to harassment in the workplace.

GA – A car dealership will pay $140,000 to settle a race discrimination suit brought on behalf of an African American employee who was subject to a racially hostile work environment.

IL – A medical device supplier agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a race discrimination suit brought on behalf of an employee who was terminated because of his race.  The company also agreed to reinstate the employee as part of the settlement.

NY – The Village of Mineola agreed to pay $237,072 to settle a class action suit brought on behalf of a group of firefighters who alleged they were discriminated against because of their age by being denied accrual of service credits toward their retirement benefits.

TN – Memphis Goodwill Industries, Inc., will pay $105,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of an African American employee who was fired after complaining of discrimination in the workplace.

NJ – A non-profit community development organization agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a religious discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was fired after he refused to contribute money to a cause that conflicted with his religious beliefs.

GA – U.S. Security Associates, Inc., agreed to pay $79,880 to settle a pregnancy discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was subjected to discriminatory treatment because of her pregnancy and then fired after complaining about it.

IL – An automobile parts manufacturer will pay $428,500 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a class of female employees who were subject to harassment in the workplace and retaliation for complaining about it.

GA – An assisted living facility agreed to pay $43,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who was fired for wearing a head scarf in accordance with her religious beliefs. 

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