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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — June 2010

Published by on August 2, 2010

Our update for June 2010 EEOC verdicts and settlements after the break. MA – A national denture provider will pay $150,000 to settle a sex and race discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of two female employees who alleged they were harassed by an affiliated dentist. PA – A temporary staffing company agreed […]

Our update for June 2010 EEOC verdicts and settlements after the break.

MA – A national denture provider will pay $150,000 to settle a sex and race discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of two female employees who alleged they were harassed by an affiliated dentist.

PA – A temporary staffing company agreed to pay $12,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were subject to harassment by a male supervisor at an assigned work location. 

MD – An aircraft systems company agreed to a $130,000 settlement in an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a 61-year-old employee who alleged he received poor performance reviews and was refused a promotion because of his age.

MN – A federal district court ruled in favor of the EEOC on the employer’s summary judgment motion in a disability discrimination suit.  The court found that there was an issue of fact on whether a job applicant who was deaf could have performed the job with a reasonable accommodation, especially in light of the fact that the applicant had previously performed that same type of work.

CA – A motorcycle dealership will pay $55,000 to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was refused a position as a mechanic while the company hired less qualified men as mechanics.

MI – An automotive supplier has agreed to pay $190,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of minority employees who alleged they were denied promotions.

GA – A staffing company will pay $125,000 to settle a race and age discrimination suit brought on behalf of an employee who alleged she was discriminated against because of her race and age and then fired in retaliation after she complained about it.

AZ – A packaging manufacturer will pay $250,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of three former employees who alleged they were fired because of their age.

FL – Avea Drug Delivery Systems agreed to pay $58,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee with renal disease who alleged she was fired upon returning from a medical leave of absence.

FL – Hilton Grand Vacations will pay $25,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was persuaded to resign her employment because of pregnancy-related complications and then not rehired, contrary to the company’s promise to rehire her after she gave birth.

AZ – Yuma Oak Tree Inn agreed to pay $75,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of former employees who alleged they were forced to engage in a religious prayer ceremony despite their different religious beliefs.

AK – Starbucks will pay $80,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a job applicant with multiple sclerosis who alleged he was not hired because of his disability.

TX – Two Sonic franchises agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of female employees who alleged they were harassed by their managers.

IL – A nationwide staffing company will pay $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a blind female employee who alleged that her job offer was revoked when the company learned of her disability.

NC – A scrap metal processing company agreed to settle an age discrimination suit for $10,000 brought on behalf of a 76-year-old man who alleged he was passed up for a position because of his age.

CA – A construction company will pay $50,000 to settle a national origin discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of Hispanic workers who alleged they were subject to verbal harassment by their supervisor.

MS – A plastic molding company agreed to pay $190,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of female employees who alleged they were harassed by a male supervisor and co-worker.

MD – The Community College of Baltimore County will pay $50,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of an employee who alleged she was not hired for a position because of her age.

AZ – An oral surgery clinic will pay $118,775 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was fired because she was pregnant, and another employee who alleged she was not hired after the company learned she was pregnant during an interview.

GA – A home builder agreed to a $378,500 settlement in a race and sex discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of African-American sales agents who alleged they were discriminated against with respect to their compensation because of their race.  As part of the settlement, the builder also agreed to hire at least ten African-Americans and women into management positions over a six year period.

TX – Cinram Wireless will pay $40,000 to settle a religious discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf a former employee who alleged the company failed to accommodate her Sabbath, and then fired her in retaliation for complaining about it.

CO – PETCO agreed to pay $145,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a deaf pet groomer who alleged she was penalized during performance reviews because of her disability.

GA – State and county government agencies will pay $60,000 to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired because of her age.

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