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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — September 2010

Published by on October 28, 2010

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for September 2010 after the break. CA – ABM Industries, Inc. will pay $5.8 million to settle a sexual harassment suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a class of female janitorial workers alleging ongoing sexual harassment by other workers and supervisors. WI – A judge issued […]

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

CA – ABM Industries, Inc. will pay $5.8 million to settle a sexual harassment suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a class of female janitorial workers alleging ongoing sexual harassment by other workers and supervisors.

WI – A judge issued a final judgment against a restaurant company that managed a group of IHOP restaurants affirming a jury verdict in a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of two IHOP employees.

PR – A San Juan hospital will pay $50,000 to settle a religious discrimination and retaliation suit filed on behalf of a nurse who alleged he was refused an accommodation after he informed the hospital he could not cut his hair because of his religion, Santeria.

IN – A plastics manufacturer agreed to pay $170,000 to settle a sex discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were discriminated against with respect to job promotions.

IL – A $10 million consent decree was preliminarily approved by a federal judge in a race discrimination and harassment suit brought against a trucking company on behalf of a group of African American dockworkers and janitors who alleged they were subject to a racially hostile work environment.

CA – A rehabilitation center will pay $25,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a former male employee who alleged he was fired for helping female co-workers oppose sexual harassment.  The termination took place just days after an EEOC investigator contacted the company to arrange an on-site inspection and interview witnesses.

MI – An operator of an alternative school will pay $47,500 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former social worker with breast cancer who was fired at the end of the school year after she informed her employer of her condition.

TX – A hospice provider agreed to settle a national origin discrimination and retaliation suit for $50,000.  The suit was brought on behalf of a Hispanic nurse who alleged he was fired shortly after he filed his EEOC charge alleging discrimination.

CA – Southwest Dental group will pay $130,000 to settle a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who were demoted, discharged, or forced to resign because of their pregnancies. 

TX – A jury awarded $184,400 to the plaintiff in a disability discrimination suit against a staffing company.  The plaintiff alleged that the company refused to hire her for a job as a stock clerk because she was deaf. 

OH – Mineral Met, Inc. will pay $440,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a class of African American employees who alleged they were subjected to racial harassment and discrimination in the workplace.

KY – A Waffle House restaurant owner agreed to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was fired after she informed her employer she had Hepatitis C.  The consent decree will provide back pay and injunctive relief.

NC – A construction company agreed to pay $47,500 to settle a religious discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of former employees who alleged they were fired for refusing to work on the Sabbath in accordance with their religion.

PA – Cintas Corporation will pay $152,500 to settle a sexual and racial harassment suit brought on behalf of a class of employees who alleged they were harassed by their supervisor.

NV – Republic Services, Inc. will pay almost $3 million to settle an age discrimination suit brought on behalf of a group of workers who alleged they were discharged or denied transfer opportunities because of their age.

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