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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — March 2011

Published by on June 10, 2011

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for March 2011 after the break. OK – An Oklahoma City television station agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a race and sex discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of an African American female reporter who alleged she was paid less than her male counterparts and […]

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

OK – An Oklahoma City television station agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a race and sex discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of an African American female reporter who alleged she was paid less than her male counterparts and other non-African American female reporters.

TN – A federal jury awarded over $1.5 million to three female employees in a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought against Mid-American Specialties alleging that the women were subject to sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting the conduct.

IN – A health care provider agreed to pay $45,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a dental hygienist who alleged she was fired because she was pregnant and because of her upcoming maternity leave.

WI – A security guard company will pay $35,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a female security guard who alleged she was fired less than a week after she informed her supervisor that she was pregnant.

NC – Belk, Inc. agreed to pay $55,000 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired because of her religion after she refused to wear a Santa hat and apron during the holiday season.

NY – The Brentwood Fire District agreed to pay $465,000 to settle a class action age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of volunteer firefighters over age 62 who alleged they were denied the opportunity to accrue credit towards a “length of service award.”

CA – John Muir Health will pay $340,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of eight health care workers who alleged that the company withdrew their job offers after a pre-employment health screening revealed that they had latex allergies.

AZ – The Ninth Circuit affirmed a $65,000 jury verdict against AutoZone, Inc. in a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was sexually harassed by her manager and the company failed to take immediate and appropriate action to stop the harassment.

WV – The Country Inn at Berkeley Springs agreed to pay $85,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were harassed by male employees and then retaliated against for complaining about the harassment.

TN – Southeastern Telecom Inc. will pay $95,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired one week after complaining of sex discrimination by the company.

IL – International Profit Associates will pay $8 million to a group of 82 female employees in settlement of a sexual harassment suit brought by the EEOC alleging that the company had a “pattern or practice” of sexually harassing its female employees.

LA – A federal jury returned a verdict of $451,000 in favor of a former employee of Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC, who alleged he was sexually harassed by his supervisor and then retaliated against for reporting the harassment.

TX – A fashion accessory company agreed to pay $95,000 in settlement of an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of workers who alleged they were terminated because of their age while substantially younger employees were retained.

OR – A packaging company will pay $80,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former worker who alleged he was fired as soon as he informed the company that he had been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition.

TX – An assisted living center agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a housekeeper who alleged she was fired shortly after her supervisor learned she was pregnancy.

AK – Arkansas Baptist College agreed to pay $20,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of an employee who alleged that her consulting contract was cancelled because she had previously filed a charge of discrimination against the college.

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