illegal discrimination

Retaliation for Filing a Charge of Discrimination

Parties Agree Employer’s Lawsuit Against Former Employee Violated Equal Pay Act The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed against a Missouri employer for allegedly violating federal employment law by suing a former employee after she filed…

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Janitorial Service Company to Pay $45,600 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

EEOC Claims that Female Employee Sexually Harassed, Assaulted and Threatened by Supervisor A janitorial company doing business in the New Orleans agreed to pay $45,600 in damages to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the…


Longtime Anchor Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Chairman of Fox News

Longtime Anchor Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Chairman of Fox News Gretchen Carlson, a longtime Fox News anchor, filed a lawsuit saying that Roger Ailes, the powerful chairman of Fox News, fired her from the network…


EEOC Settles Sexual Harassment Case for $582,000

Female Laundry Workers Receive $582,000 in Settlement of EEOC Sexual Harassment Case Victory for Latina Immigrant Workers Who Were Harassed by Supervisor Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. will pay $582,000 to eight former employees to settle…


Jury Verdict of over $17 Million for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

EEOC Wins Jury Verdict of over $17 Million for Victims of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation at Moreno Farms On Sept. 10, 2015, a federal jury returned a unanimous verdict awarding a total of $17,425,000 to…


The Best and Worst States for LGBT Equality

Twenty-nine states still lack nondiscrimination laws based on sexual orientation, and a further three have no statewide protections for transgender people. Without those explicit laws on the books, advocates stress, members of the LGBT community…


Hillshire Brands Company Pays $4 Million to Settle Race Discrimination Suit

Hillshire Brands Company (formerly known as the Sara Lee Corporation) will pay $4 million to a group of 74 African-American former employees and provide other significant relief to settle a lawsuit where they were subjected…


Fired Police Chief and Others Sue Contending Racial Bias in Maryland

Filed in United States District Court for the District of Maryland, this discrimination lawsuit alleges an openly hostile climate in which Chief Sewell and the two black officers — one of whom was also fired…


EEOC Files First Suits Challenging Sexual Orientation Discrimination as Sex Discrimination

In March 2016, The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it filed its first two sex discrimination cases based on sexual orientation. Why is this important? It is important because while some states…


Federal Appeals Court Favors Transgender Student in Virginia

In contrast to a number of proposed State laws as well as a recently passed North Carolina law that requires transgender individuals to use restrooms and locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that…


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