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Welcome to the EEOC's Virtual Newsroom, which offers a wide range of information and materials on the Commission's history, functions, procedures, programs, actions and staff, on the statutes we enforce, and on related research, data and statistics. We encourage everyone to browse and search through our continually updated Press Kit, which provides extensive background and context for virtually any question.

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FINAL DECREE ENTERED WITH WALGREENS FOR $24 MILLION IN LANDMARK RACE DISCRIMINATION SUIT BY EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-25-08

Class of More Than 10,000 to Receive Monetary Relief; Significant Injunctive Remedies Included

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A federal judge here has granted final approval of a sweeping consent decree resolving a class race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Walgreen Co., the Deerfield, Ill.-based national drug store chain. The decree, one of the largest monetary settlements in a

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SEGA, SPHERION SETTLE SUIT ALLEGING BIAS AGAINST FILIPINOS, RETALIATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-25-04

EEOC Case Addresses Rights of Temporary (Contingent) Workers

San Francisco - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a $600,000 settlement of an employment discrimination lawsuit against San Francisco-based game developer Sega of America, Inc., and Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN), a staffing, recruiting and outsourcing company with more than 800 locations in nine countries. The EEOC lawsuit charged that Sega directed Spherion to terminate

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EEOC REACHES OUT TO ORGANIZED LABOR AND OLDER WORKERS, HEARS FROM AFL-CIO AND AARP AT COMMISSION MEETING

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-99

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) received recommendations yesterday from representatives of the AFL-CIO and AARP on how the agency can be more responsive to the needs of union members and older workers. The recommendations were made at the third Commission Meeting of a special series convened by EEOC Chairwoman Ida L. Castro to focus on the concerns of agency stakeholders

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McDONALD’S FRANCHISE TO PAY $115,000 FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF TWO YOUNG WOMEN

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-09

EEOC Says Male Manager Engaged in Physical and Verbal Abuse of Teen Worker

ALBUQUERQUE – An Albuquerque-based McDonald’s restaurant franchise will pay $115,000 and provide significant remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on behalf of two young female employees, including a teenager, the agency announced today.

The EEOC’s suit charged that Alejandra Jasso, then age

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EEOC OBTAINS OVER $300,000 FOR CLASS OF FEMALE PROFESSORS SUBJECTED TO PAY DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-09

Settlement with Adelphi University of Long Island Also Includes Remedial Relief

NEW YORK – Adelphi University of Garden City, N.Y., one of the largest universities on Long Island, has agreed to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for more than $300,000 and significant remedial relief, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Adelphi paid a

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KODAK SUBSIDIARY TO PAY $272,000 FOR AGE BIAS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-09

EEOC Settles Suit With Qualex for Targeting Older Workers During RIF

BOSTON – Qualex, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastman Kodak, will pay $272,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The lawsuit, filed in May 2008 in federal court in Connecticut, alleged that Qualex, a photo processing company, and its parent company

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COURT APPROVES PAYMENT OF $4.3 MILLION TO HISPANIC WORKERS IN EEOC LAWSUIT AGAINST B & H FOTO

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-09

Federal Agency Says Hispanics Paid Less Than Non-Hispanics, Denied Promotion and Health Benefits Due to National Origin

NEW YORK – Judge Harold Baer of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York gave final approval to a sweeping consent decree between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and B & H Foto and Electronics Corp. (B & H), the federal agency

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EEOC TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON MARCH 24

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-05

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, March 24, at 1 p.m., at agency headquarters in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room (9th floor), 1801 L Street, N.W. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission's deliberations. During the meeting, the following matters will be considered:

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LOWE'S COMPANIES, INC. SUED FOR RACE DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-04

EEOC Litigation Says Home Improvement Giant Rejected Qualified Black Job Applicants

MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the filing of a race discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act against Lowe's Companies, Inc., doing business as Lowe's Home Center's Inc. The suit charges the world's second largest home improvement retailer with failing to hire a class of

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EEOC Launches New Mediation Pilot Program

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-03

Initiative to Refer Back Appropriate Charges to Employers for Internal Dispute Resolution

WASHINGTON - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the implementation of a voluntary mediation pilot program in which private sector discrimination charges filed with the EEOC will be referred back to a participating employer's internal dispute resolution program, as appropriate.  Under the new "referral back" mediation

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EEOC CHAIRWOMAN TO SPEAK AT AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION MIDWINTER MEETING

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE         CONTACT:   Reginald Welch, EEOC Tuesday, March 23, 1999                  Michael Widomski, EEOC                                          (202) 663-4900                                      TTY (202) 663-4494                                           Barbara Berish Brown, ABA                                          (202) 508-9551      

***** MEDIA ADVISORY *****

PRESS RELEASE
3-23-99

BOCA RATON, FL -- Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will address the American Bar Association (ABA) EEO Committee Midwinter Meeting on Friday, March 26, 9:00 a.m

Press release

THE ALPHA GROUP OF DELAWARE SETTLES EEOC DISCRIMINATION SUIT FOR $160,000

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-23-09

CEO Charged by Federal Agency With Persistent Harassment of Women

CLEVELAND — The Alpha Group of Delaware, Inc., a non-profit Ohio corporation located in Delaware, Ohio, will pay $160,000 to settle a sex-based harassment and retaliation lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced today. The EEOC had charged that Alpha Group of Delaware, which provides employment, rehabilitation and adult day support services, subjected female

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EEOC CHAIRWOMAN TO UNVEIL NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE INITIATIVE TO SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY DURING SPEECH TO SHRM

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-22-99

WASHINGTON -- Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will announce a series of innovative actions to improve customer service to small and mid-sized employers during a keynote speech to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The announcement, part of EEOC's new Small Business Initiative, will be made at SHRM's 14th Annual Legal and

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Primera Latina Comisionada Del EEOC, Ida Castro, Se Dirije Al Octavo Congreso Anual De La Comisión De Derechos Civiles De Puerto Rico

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-22-99

Washington - La Comisión de Derechos en la Igualdad en el Empleo de los Estados Unidos (EEOC) se place en anuciar que su Directora la Comisionada Ida L. Castro se dirijira al Octavo Congreso de Derechos Civiles el cual se celebrara en Puerto Rico el miércoles 24 de marzo de 1999 a las 10:45 de la mañana. La conferencia esta auspiciada por la Comisión

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FIRST LATINA EEOC CHAIRWOMAN TO ADDRESS EIGHTH ANNUAL CONGRESS ON CIVIL RIGHTS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-22-99

WASHINGTON -- U. S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Chairwoman, Ida L. Castro, will be speaking at the Eighth Annual Congress on Civil Rights on Wednesday, March 24, 1999, at 10:45 am. The conference, sponsored by the Puerto Rico Civil Rights Commission (PRCRC) , will run from March 24 - 26 at the University of Puerto Rico regional campus of Carolina, with

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GLC RESTAURANTS TO PAY $550,000 FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF TEEN WORKERS BY MALE BOSS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-22-07

EEOC Settles Suit for Young Women Subjected to Lewd Behavior by Repeat Offender

PHOENIX – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the settlement of a discrimination lawsuit against GLC Restaurants, Inc. (GLC) for $550,000 and substantial remedial relief on behalf of a class of teenage workers who were sexually harassed by a middle-aged male supervisor, including unwanted touching and lewd comments. Flagstaff based

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EEOC TO HOST SERIES OF TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EEO PROCESS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-22-00

*** Public Forums To Be Held In St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. ***

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it will hold three town hall meetings in major cities across the country to discuss recent and on-going reforms to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaint process for federal employees. The public meetings are part of the Commission's comprehensive

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EEOC OBTAINS $1 MILLION FOR BLACK MAN CHOKED WITH HANGMAN’S NOOSE BY WHITE CO-WORKERS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-21-06

Lawsuit Charged Commercial Coating Service with Severe Racial Harassment

HOUSTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the settlement of a racial harassment lawsuit against Commercial Coating Service, Inc. for more than $1 million on behalf of a black employee who was subjected to a barrage of racial epithets, culminating in an incident where white co-workers placed a noose around his neck in

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EEOC LAUNCHES NATIONAL CONTACT CENTER PILOT TO ENHANCE CUSTOMER SERVICE, IMPROVE EFFICIENCY

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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PRESS RELEASE
3-21-05

Public Can Call Toll Free Around-the-Clock

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today launched the agency's National Contact Center (NCC) pilot to enhance customer service in responding to the one million calls the agency receives each year.

"The National Contact Center will help the EEOC serve the public better, faster and more efficiently," said Chair Dominguez at

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M E D I A A D V I S O R Y

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-21-00

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EEOC CHAIRWOMAN TO MEET WITH COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS LEADERS IN ARIZONA

PHOENIX - Ida L. Castro, Chairwoman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will be in Phoenix March 23-24 to meet with community and business leaders to discuss strategies for creating discrimination-free workplaces and to encourage voluntary compliance with the laws enforced by the EEOC. It is her first

Press release

INVESTMENT FIRM SETTLES EEOC PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION LAWSUIT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-20-09

MayfieldGentry Fired Woman Right After Maternity Leave, Federal Agency Charged

DETROIT – MayfieldGentry Realty Advisors, L.L.C., a Detroit securities investment firm, has agreed to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that MayfieldGentry violated Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 when it fired an employee because of her pregnancy.

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EEOC OBTAINS $290,000 FOR FEMALE WORKERS WHO WERE SEXUALLY HARASSED BY MALE NURSE

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-20-09

First Street Surgical Center Settles Discrimination Lawsuit; Remedial Relief Included

HOUSTON – A Houston-area surgical center will pay $290,000 and provide significant remedial relief to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that First Street Surgical Center, L.P. and First

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EEOC ANNOUNCES $2.1 MILLION SETTLEMENT OF WAGE DISCRIMINATION SUIT FOR CLASS OF FILIPINO NURSES

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-2-99

KANSAS CITY, MO -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a $2.1 million settlement of a class employment discrimination lawsuit against Woodbine Healthcare Center (Woodbine), a nursing home in Gladstone, Mo. The suit alleged that Woodbine discriminated against 65 Filipino registered nurses in wages, assignments, and other terms and conditions of employment due to their national origin.

"This is the second

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EEOC WINS DISABILITY BIAS SUIT AGAINST FEDEX

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-2-06

Jury Rules Federal Express Must Pay $108,000 for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Employee

BALTIMORE -- A federal jury today found in favor of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in its employment discrimination lawsuit against Federal Express Corporation (FedEx) for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). EEOC had charged the Memphis, Tenn.-based global shipping giant with failing to provide a reasonable accommodation