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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — January 2011

Published by on February 21, 2011

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for January 2011 after the break. IL – A supermarket chain will pay $3,200,000 in a class action suit alleging disability discrimination based on the company’s policy and practice of terminating employees at the end of medical leaves rather than accommodating them upon their return to work.  NC […]

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

IL – A supermarket chain will pay $3,200,000 in a class action suit alleging disability discrimination based on the company’s policy and practice of terminating employees at the end of medical leaves rather than accommodating them upon their return to work. 

NC – An educational testing company will pay $110,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired for refusing to work on the Sabbath.

NC – The City of Greensboro agreed to pay $91,000 in settlement of an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a job applicant who alleged that the city passed him over for a position in favor of three younger applicants.

TN – A Zaxby’s restaurant franchisee will pay $20,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of two employees who alleged they were fired for complaining about sexual harassment.

ID – Northwest Cosmetic Labs agreed to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit for $30,000 brought on behalf of a British employee (born in Zimbabwe) who alleged she was discriminated against because of her race, color, and national origin, and then fired after she complained to management about the treatment.

TX – Two adult-oriented businesses agreed to settle an age discrimination suit for $60,000 brought on behalf of a former waitress who alleged she was harassed and then fired because of her age.

CA – A Fresno-based convenience store agreed to pay $11,500 in settlement of an age discrimination suit alleging that older job applicants were being passed over for cashier positions in favor of younger applicants.

NY – A federal jury returned a verdict in favor of the EEOC for $1,260,080 in a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were harassed by their manager.

WA – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an employee who was fired three weeks after his fiancée filed a charge of discrimination against the same employer had standing to bring a retaliation claim based on his fiancée’s protected activity.

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