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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — October 2011

Published by on December 12, 2011

Our update on EEOC Verdicts and Settlements for October 2011 after the break. CO – The Western Sugar Cooperative will pay $550,000 to settle a sex discrimination investigation. The EEOC alleged that the company denied female employees training, promotions, certain work assignments, year-round employment, and higher wages. NM – Roberts Truck Centers has agreed to […]

Our update on EEOC Verdicts and Settlements for October 2011 after the break.

CO – The Western Sugar Cooperative will pay $550,000 to settle a sex discrimination investigation. The EEOC alleged that the company denied female employees training, promotions, certain work assignments, year-round employment, and higher wages.

NM – Roberts Truck Centers has agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a class sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. The suit alleged that the company subjected female employees to sex harassment and that one employee was terminated because she complained about the harassment.

NY – The Town of Clarence and Western New York Fire Companies will pay $441,740 to settle a class age discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of 35 firefighters. The suit alleged that the town and fire departments refused to allow firefighters over age 62 accrue the equivalent of a retirement pension because of their age.

MI – A Michigan City restaurant agreed to pay $23,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought on behalf of a female hostess. The suit alleged that the restaurant allowed a manager to harass the hostess for months with sexual innuendo and propositions, subjecting her to a hostile work environment.

IL – Jay Medicar Transportation, LLC will pay $70,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of several female employees. The suit alleged that the company’s former director of operations harassed several women, including demanding sex in exchange for pay raises, scheduling changes, or continued employment.

CA – American Laser Centers has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought on behalf of several women. The suit alleged that female staff members were sexually harassed by the landlord of the facility, including leering, unwelcome touching, sexual advances, and appearances by the visibly aroused landlord.

NC – Thomasville City Schools will pay $25,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of a former assistant principal candidate. The suit alleged that the school failed to hire the candidate because of her age and selected two younger, less qualified candidates.

MD – The Mayor and the City Council of Ocean City have agreed to pay $38,000 to settle an age discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought on behalf of an airport associate candidate. The suit alleged that the candidate was not hired because he was 62-years-old at the time of his application and that the airport manager made ageist comments to the applicant at the time of his interview.

CO – Tic Wyoming, a construction company, will pay $135,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit. The suit alleged that an employee was terminated because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for his leg amputation.

NY – AT&T has settled an age discrimination lawsuit alleging that the company discriminated against a class of retired workers by denying them the opportunity for reemployment solely because they retired under early retirement or enhanced severance programs. AT&T and the EEOC have entered into a consent decree in which AT&T denied the allegations in the suit but agreed to change the company policies.

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