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EEOC Verdicts and Settlements — May 2011

Published by on July 14, 2011

Our update on EEOC verdicts and settlements for May 2011 after the break. AK – Delta Family Health and Fitness for Children agreed to pay $87,500 to settle a retaliation suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of four employees who alleged they were fired for complaining about discrimination.  WY – A health care facility will […]

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

AK – Delta Family Health and Fitness for Children agreed to pay $87,500 to settle a retaliation suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of four employees who alleged they were fired for complaining about discrimination. 

WY – A health care facility will pay $10,000 in settlement of a pregnancy discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was disciplined and then fired shortly after the company learned she was pregnant.

OH – Eclipse Advantage, Inc. agreed to pay $60,000 to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of an African-American employee who alleged he was subject to racial slurs, demotion, and eventual termination because of his race.

WI – Chubb & Son insurance company agreed to settle a race discrimination and retaliation suit for $110,000 brought on behalf of a Hmong employee who alleged she was denied a promotion because of her race, and then denied a second promotion in retaliation for filing her EEOC charge.

OH – Dave’s Supermarket agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of four female employees who alleged they were harassed by a manager.

IL – A Hilton hotel will pay $195,000 to settle a national origin discrimination suit brought by the EEOC on behalf of three Hispanic employees who alleged that they were subject to racial slurs by the executive chef.

CA – Fisher Nut Company agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of a group of Hispanic workers who alleged they were subject to retaliation for attending an informal meeting that led to the filing of an EEOC charge.

OH – Hyundai Ideal Electric Company will pay $188,000 to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was paid less than her male counterpart, and then fired in retaliation for complaining about the disparity.

NC – Dillard’s department store agreed to settle an age discrimination suit for $50,000 brought on behalf of a 61-year-old sales manager who alleged she was fired because of her age.

NM – A highway construction company agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of two female workers who alleged they were sexually harassed by their supervisor.  One of the workers also alleged she was fired for complaining about the harassment.

AZ – An online college will pay $260,000 to settle a sex discrimination suit brought on behalf of six female employees who alleged they were subject to sexual harassment by their supervisors.

AZ – A charter school in Phoenix agreed to pay $41,125 to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of two female employees who alleged they were harassed by the husband of the school’s owner and director.

PA – A martial arts supplies distributor agreed to settle an age discrimination suit for $100,000 brought on behalf of a 74-year-old former controller who alleged he was forced to retire by the company pursuant to a new mandatory retirement policy.

NC – KobeWieland Copper Products, LLC agreed to pay $84,750 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of an applicant who alleged his job offer was rescinded when the hiring official saw that he was missing fingers on his left hand.

TX – Childress Engineering Services, Inc. settled a sexual harassment and retaliation suit mid-trial that was brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was subjected to a hostile work environment by her male co-workers and then fired after filing her EEOC charge.  The company settled the suit for $55,000.

MA – ACT Teleconferencing Services will pay $40,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of a former employee who alleged she was denied an extension of leave and then fired after being seriously injured in a car accident on her way to work.

CA – Monterey Gourmet Foods, Inc. agreed to pay $535,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation suit brought on behalf of four workers who alleged they were harassed by their supervisor and then fired shortly after reporting the harassment to the company.

WI – Chrysler Group, LLC will pay $60,000 to settle a retaliation suit brought on behalf of two female employees who alleged they were retaliated against for opposing sex discrimination.

IN – A state contractor will pay $55,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit brought on behalf of an employee who alleged she was denied a reasonable accommodation and then discharged.

AL – U.S. Security Associates, Inc. agreed to pay $1.95 million to settle a sexual harassment suit brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were harassed by their supervisor.

NY – A Dunkin’ Donuts franchise settled a sexual harassment suit for $290,000 brought on behalf of a group of female employees who alleged they were sexually harassed by their manager and that the company allowed the harassment to continue after the employees complained about it.

CA – A pharmacy chain will pay $55,000 to settle a race and gender discrimination and retaliation suit brought on behalf of a female employee who alleged she was subject to disparate treatment because of her race and sex, and then fired after she complained to human resources.

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