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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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EEOC Opens Registration for EXCEL 2024, August 19-22, 2024 in New Orleans

WASHINGTON - Registration for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) 27th Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws (EXCEL) Training Conference is now open. Industry professionals are invited to join Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Human Resources (HR), and Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) professionals and practitioners from private, state & local, and federal organizations in New Orleans, La. August 19-22 for the 2024 EXCEL Conference.

The theme, “60 Years of the Civil Rights Act: Pursuing Justice /

May 23, 2024

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EEOC Sues All Day Medical Care Clinic for Discriminating Against Employee for Not Disclosing Disability During Job Interview

BALTIMORE – All Day Medical Care Clinic, LLC, which operates five medical clinics in Maryland, violated federal law by firing its scheduling assistant on her first day of work shortly after she requested reasonable accommodations for her visual impairments, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, after the scheduling assistant informed All Day Medical Care Clinic about her vision impairments and need for accommodation

May 22, 2024

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EEOC Sues Smithfield Foods for Age Discrimination

ATLANTA – Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smithfield Fresh Meats Sales Corporation (together, “Smithfield Foods”), which operate a food processing business that specializes in pork production, violated federal law when they fired a senior sales employee because of her age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the lawsuit, the employee worked for Smithfield Foods for over 10 years before she was fired at the age of 59

May 17, 2024

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TCI Of Alabama to Pay $90,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –TCI of Alabama, LLC, a recycling, removal, disposal and repair company, will pay $90,000 and provide other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retaliation lawsuit, the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC charged that TCI violated federal law by terminating an employee for participating in an internal investigation about a charge filed with the EEOC alleging that TCI’s hiring practices discriminated against females. The employee who was retaliated against

May 16, 2024

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The Cleaning Authority-Fox Valley to Pay $200,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

MILWAUKEE – The Cleaning Authority-Fox Valley, a cleaning service provider in eastern Wisconsin, will pay $200,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC alleged that The Cleaning Authority-Fox Valley routinely subjected female workers to sexual harassment through unwanted sexual advances, unwanted touching and sexual comments. The EEOC also alleged a female employee was forced to quit

May 16, 2024

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The Modern Group and Dragon Rig Sales to Pay $35,000 in EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

BEAUMONT, Texas – The Modern Group, Ltd. (TMG), headquartered in Beaumont, Texas, and one of its subsidiaries, Dragon Rig Sales and Service, LLC, a manufacturing and service company which builds oilfield service equipment for energy and industrial companies, will pay $35,000 and furnish other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) disability discrimination lawsuit, the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, Dragon Rig and TMG denied employment to an applicant

May 15, 2024

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Tractor Supply Company to Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

JACKSON, Miss. – Headquartered in Tennessee, Tractor Supply Company, the nation’s largest rural lifestyle retailer with over 2,400 stores and more than 50,000 employees, has agreed to pay $75,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.                                                                  

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Tractor Supply Company violated federal law when it disclosed an employee’s confidential medical information, subjected

May 14, 2024

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Maximum Security to Pay $22,500 to Settle EEOC Age and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK – Maximum Security NYC, Inc., a security company headquartered in Queens, New York, will pay a former employee $22,500 and implement an anti-discrimination policy and training program to resolve an age- and disability-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. 

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Maximum Security had given a 57-year-old employee numerous assignments at client hotels where he was responsible for assisting with evacuations

May 13, 2024

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NorVal Electric to Pay $50,000 in EEOC Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

GLASGOW, Mont. – NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc., a utility serving Northeast Montana, agreed to pay $50,000 to a former employee and provide other injunctive relief to resolve a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, NorVal’s office manager faced unwelcome sexual comments and physical touching from her direct supervisor, the utility’s then-general manager. The conduct escalated during a

May 9, 2024

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EEOC Sues Reliable Maintenance Solutions for Disability Discrimination

ATLANTA – Reliable Maintenance Solutions, Inc., which provides quarry services for mine sites in Georgia, violated federal law when it refused to hire an applicant because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit recently filed.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the applicant sought to work for Reliable as a dump truck operator in March 2021. The applicant is a right-arm amputee with years of work experience operating dump

May 2, 2024

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EEOC Sues Lubin Logistics for Disability Discrimination

ATLANTA – Lubin Logistics Company, which operates as a package delivery contractor for the international shipping brand FedEx, violated federal law when it fired an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit recently filed.

According to the lawsuit, Lubin Logistics hired a package delivery driver in November 2021. At that time, the employee told his supervisors that he suffered from lupus, an autoimmune disease that can

May 2, 2024

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Chipotle to Pay $50,000 in EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Chipotle Services, LLC will pay $50,000 to a former crew member at its Prattville, Alabama restaurant location and will provide other relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, beginning in October 2019, a male restaurant manager at the Prattville Chipotle Mexican Grill sexually harassed the employee daily through unwanted sexual advances, sexual comments

May 1, 2024

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Covenant Woods to Pay $78,000 in EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

ATLANTA – Covenant Woods Senior Living, LLC and BrightSpace Senior Living, LLC (together, “Covenant Woods”), which operate the Covenant Woods retirement community in Columbus, Georgia, will pay $78,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC charged in its suit that, in February 2022, Covenant Woods fired a long-tenured receptionist, despite having recognized the 78-year-old employee as one of its

April 30, 2024

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Erie Construction to Pay $99,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Erie Construction Mid-West, LLC, a construction company headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, and doing business in Dallas, Texas, agreed to pay $99,000 and provide other relief to settle claims of sex discrimination and retaliation in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, Erie subjected a female sales representative to a sexually hostile work environment by playing music with sexually derogatory

April 30, 2024

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Amerigo Italian Restaurant Owner Companies Pay $60,000 in EEOC Discrimination Suit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – J.H.S. Holdings, LLC, and 4Top Hospitality Group, Inc., owners of Amerigo Italian Restaurant, will pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Amerigo’s owners subjected an employee to a hostile work environment and discrimination because of his sexual orientation, and then fired him for complaining about the abusive work environment at

April 30, 2024

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Barrett Distribution Centers to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Retaliation Suit

MEMPHIS -- Barrett Distribution Centers, LLC will pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit for unlawful retaliation against an employee, the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC suit alleged Barrett, along with Supreme Staffing, retaliated against a former employee by removing him and ultimately firing him because he spoke out about national origin discrimination at Barrett’s Memphis facilities.

Such alleged conduct violated Title VII of the

April 30, 2024

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Liberty Energy to Pay $265,000 in EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

ODESSA, Texas – Liberty Energy, Inc. doing business as Liberty Oilfield Services, LLC, will pay $265,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of three mechanics by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, a Black field mechanic and two Hispanic co-workers at Liberty Energy’s Odessa, Texas location were subjected to a hostile environment and referred to in derogatory terms, including

April 30, 2024

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EEOC Releases Workplace Guidance to Prevent Harassment

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final guidance on harassment in the workplace, “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” By providing this resource on the legal standards and employer liability applicable to harassment claims under the federal employment discrimination laws enforced by the EEOC, the guidance will help people feel safe on the job and assist employers in creating respectful workplaces.

These laws protect covered employees from

April 29, 2024

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Savage River Lodge Pays $150,000 in EEOC Discrimination and Retaliation Suit

BALTIMORE – Savage River Lodge, LLC and Little Crossings, LLC, doing business as Fronterra Resources (collectively referred to as Savage River Lodge), will pay $150,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle federal charges that they discriminated against an employee because of her pregnancy and then fired her.

The Frostburg, Maryland business offers cabins for rent and operates a restaurant for lodge guests, according to the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

April 29, 2024

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TA Dedicated to Pay $460,000 in EEOC Sexual Orientation and Retaliation Suit

CLEVELAND – TA Dedicated (formerly known as Transport America) and Transportation Enterprise Services, trucking companies that operate under the parent TFI International, Inc., will pay $460,000 and furnish significant equitable relief to settle a sexual orientation and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC said the companies violated federal law by subjecting two gay mechanics to harassment and termination because of their sexual orientation

April 29, 2024

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EEOC Sues Chesterfield Valley Investors for Sexual Harassment

INDIANAPOLIS – Chesterfield Valley Investors, LLC, doing business as Gateway Classic Cars, violated federal law by subjecting a female employee to a hostile work environment because of her sex, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Gateway’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer (CFO/COO) subjected a female employee to unwelcome sexual conduct, advances and requests while she worked in Gateway’s Indianapolis showroom. The

April 26, 2024

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Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino to Pay $720,000 in EEOC Disability Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

LAS VEGAS – DTG Las Vegas, LLC; Fifth Street Gaming, LLC; and DTG Las Vegas Manager, LLC, which operate the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, will pay $720,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The EEOC also charged the company with unlawfully retaliating against employees who sought their rights to reasonable accommodations.

According to

April 25, 2024

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DHL to Pay $8.7 Million in EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

CHICAGO – Delivery company DHL will pay $8.7 million and be subject to the oversight of a court-appointed monitor to settle a class race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC charged in its suit that DHL assigned its Black employees to routes in neighborhoods with higher crime rates compared to those assigned to its white drivers, gave Black employees much heavier dock work

April 25, 2024

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EEOC Sues Sureste Property Group for Race Discrimination

ATLANTA – Sureste Property Group and its divisions, Sureste Property Services and Sureste Development Group, an integrated real estate operating company and asset management firm, violated federal law when it terminated a Black employee because of his race, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. 

According to the EEOC’s suit, the aggrieved employee was the only Black individual ever employed as a project development manager for Sureste Property Group

April 24, 2024