NEWS & ANALYSIS


RV Co. Staves Off Trial In EEOC Disability Bias Suit

By Grace Elletson

A recreational vehicle manufacturer will pay more thanĀ $95,000 to settle U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission claims that it fired a painter the day he underwent surgery, the company said Monday, after the agency secured judgment in the Indiana federal court case that was headed to a damages trial.

Recycling Co. Cuts Deal To Exit EEOC Retaliation Suit

By Emmy Freedman

A recycling company will pay $90,000 to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit accusing it of firing a veteran employee because he participated in an agency probe regarding gender bias, a filing in Alabama federal court said.

EEOC Sues Smithfield Foods In Ga. For Age Discrimination

By Kelcey Caulder

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Smithfield Foods Inc. and Smithfield Fresh Meats Sales Corp. in Georgia federal court on Friday for age discrimination, alleging the companies violated federal law by firing a senior sales employee because of her age.

UPS Can't Sink EEOC Suit Claiming It Spurned Deaf Drivers

By Grace Elletson

An Illinois federal judge refused Thursday to toss a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming UPS refused to hire deaf applicants who were cleared by the government for truck driver positions, unpersuaded by the company's argument that the suit lacked enough detail to stay in court.

Cleaning Co. Settles EEOC Sex Harassment Suit For $200K

By Grace Elletson

A cleaning company will pay $200,000 to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit in Wisconsin federal court claiming it ignored complaints that women were being subjected to unwanted touching and sexual advances on the job, the agency announced Thursday.

EEOC Suit Over Vax Refuser's Firing Survives Dismissal Bid

By Patrick Hoff

Arkansas-based Hank's Furniture Inc. must face a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit claiming it unlawfully fired a Christian manager who refused the COVID-19 vaccine, with a Florida federal judge ruling the agency plausibly alleged her beliefs conflicted with the company's inoculation policy.

Tractor Co. Inks Deal To End EEOC Suit Over HIV Disclosure

By Emmy Freedman

A company that sells tractors reached a $75,000 deal to resolve a lawsuit from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of disclosing an employee's HIV status to other workers and then firing the employee after she complained, a filing in Mississippi federal court said.

Judge Steps Down From EEOC Age, Race Bias Suit

By Patrick Hoff

A Tennessee federal judge stepped down Tuesday from a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming HCA Healthcare refused to promote a researcher because he was an Asian man in his 50s, nullifying her recent decision denying the company's dismissal bid.

Security Co. Settles EEOC Age, Disability Bias Suit

By Grace Elletson

A New York City security company will pay $22,500 to close a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit claiming it pressured a worker to retire following a heart attack and fired him when he refused, according to a Monday filing in New York federal court.

Oil Co. Ends EEOC Disability Bias Suit Over Opioid Meds

By Emmy Freedman

An oilfield equipment supplier will pay $35,000 to end a suit in Texas federal court by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of yanking a job offer from a welder because of his opioid use disorder medication, the EEOC said.

Mont. Utility Co. Ends EEOC Sex Harassment Suit In $50K Deal

By Grace Elletson

A utility company has agreed to hand over $50,000 to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit filed in Montana federal court claiming it pushed an employee out of her job after she complained that her supervisor propositioned her for sex, the agency announced.

Contractor Denies Driving Job To Amputee, EEOC Tells Court

By Emmy Freedman

A company that contracts with mine sites illegally refused to hire a worker to drive a dump truck because he's a right-arm amputee, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a suit filed in Georgia federal court.

Delivery Co. Fired Worker Over Lupus Flare-Up, EEOC Says

By Grace Elletson

A delivery contractor illegally fired an employee for having an autoimmune disease flare-up while transporting packages in an unheated truck, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a Georgia federal court suit.

Restaurant Inks $60K Deal To Close EEOC Gay Bias Suit

By Grace Elletson

A Memphis, Tennessee, restaurant will pay up $60,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging it failed to step in when a gay employee said he was harassed with homophobic comments and then fired him for complaining about the mistreatment.

Senior Care Co., EEOC Strike Deal To End Age Bias Suit

By Patrick Hoff

A Georgia senior living community will pay $78,000 to resolve a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging it pressured a receptionist in her 70s to retire and then fired her because she was hospitalized for high blood pressure, according to a federal court filing.

Logistics Co. Strikes Deal To Exit EEOC Retaliation Suit

By Emmy Freedman

A logistics company will pay $60,000 to resolve a suit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accusing it of forcing a staffing agency to rescind a worker's employment there after he complained that the facility refused to hire Hispanic workers.

EEOC To Challenge Texas' PWFA Blockade At 5th Circ.

By Grace Elletson

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told a Texas federal judge that the agency will ask the Fifth Circuit to upend his order blocking the EEOC from enforcing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act against the state.

Security Co. Resolves EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

By Patrick Hoff

A Georgia-based security provider agreed to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging it transferred an employee to a lower-paying position because she complained about a colleague's sexual harassment, according to a federal court filing Friday.

EEOC Gets Deal In Suit Alleging Gay Mechanics' Harassment

By Patrick Hoff

Two trucking companies have agreed to pay $460,000 to end a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit alleging two gay mechanics were fired for complaining that co-workers were making derogatory comments about their sexual orientation, according to a Friday filing in Ohio federal court.

Classic Car Co. Exec Demanded Nude Photos, EEOC Says

By Patrick Hoff

A classic car dealership executive made inappropriate sexual comments to an office manager and repeatedly insisted she send him nude photos, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission told an Indiana federal court Friday.