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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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Walgreens Pays $205,000 in EEOC Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – Pharmacy and retailer Walgreens Co. has agreed to pay $205,000 and provide other relief to settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.                                                                   

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, Walgreens violated federal law when one of its stores in Alexandria, Louisiana refused to allow a pregnant employee with impairments to take emergency leave to seek medical attention, forcing her to quit. The

March 15, 2024

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Hobe Sound Nursing Home Operators to Pay $67,500 to Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Lawsuit

MIAMI – Nursing home operators Hobe Sound OPCO and related companies Hobe Sound Realty, TOH Holdings, and HSRE, have agreed to pay $67,500 to settle a national origin discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. 

According to the lawsuit, the identified companies violated federal law when they failed to hire a Haitian applicant for the position of nursing home administrator on the basis of her national

March 15, 2024

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Sandia Transportation Reaches $97,500 Settlement with EEOC in Harassment Case

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Sandia Transportation, L.L.C. has agreed to pay $97,500 to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The lawsuit alleged that Sandia Transportation subjected four female employees to disparaging and discriminatory comments, creating a hostile work environment for them because of their sex, sexual orientation, or because they did not conform to gender stereotypes for women. One of the female employees

March 15, 2024

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Charter Communications to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

MILWAUKEE – Charter Communications, LLC, a broadband connectivity company and cable operator also known as Spectrum, will pay $60,000 and provide other relief to settle a disability accommodation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, Charter violated federal law when it refused to provide an ongoing schedule accommodation for an employee with a disability. The employee, who could not drive at night due

March 13, 2024

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Mead Johnson to Make $15,000 Charitable Donation to Resolve EEOC Disability Lawsuit After Death of Charging Party

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Mead Johnson & Company, a manufacturer of baby formula, will make a $15,000 donation to the American Cancer Society and provide other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The settlement was reached after the employee who the EEOC alleged was denied a reasonable accommodation, Nancy Driesenga, passed away unexpectedly due to reasons unrelated to the claims

March 12, 2024

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Seattle Children’s Hospital to Pay $125,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Charge

SEATTLE – Seattle Children’s Hospital has agreed to pay $125,000 in compensatory damages and back pay to a former employee and provide other injunctive relief following an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. 

The EEOC’s investigation found evidence supporting a nurse’s allegations that she had been subjected to sexual harassment, including unwelcome sexual comments, and a sexually charged atmosphere at work over a three-month period. The investigation also

March 12, 2024

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Sunshine Raisin / National Raisin to Pay $2 Million in EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

FRESNO, Calif. – Sunshine Raisin Corp., doing business as National Raisin, will pay $2 million and furnish extensive injunctive relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC brought the lawsuit on behalf of a class of female agricultural workers, many of whom only speak Spanish.  

The EEOC lawsuit charged that National Raisin subjected female workers to a sexually hostile work

March 12, 2024

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EEOC Releases Data Dashboard for 2017 & 2018 Pay Data Collection

Overall Median Pay Band by Sex. Link goes to chart data. 
Visualization showing the national median pay band was higher for men than women in 2017 and 2018 pay data reported to the EEOC. +Enlarge this image.

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is making available a data dashboard featuring the historic, first-time collection of 2017 and 2018 pay data reported by about 70,000 private employers and certain federal contractors with 100 or more employees each year, representing over 100

March 12, 2024

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EEOC Releases Annual Performance Report for Fiscal Year 2023

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released its report on the agency’s performance during fiscal year (FY) 2023, covering Oct. 1, 2022, through Sept. 30, 2023.

In line with its strategic plan and strategic enforcement plan, the agency’s performance during FY 2023 reflects both an increased demand for its services and significant remedies for workers who suffered discrimination. This includes handling more than 522,000 calls from the public through the

March 11, 2024

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Walmart Agrees to Pay $70,000 and Offer Job to Employee in EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Walmart will pay $70,000 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 charged that Walmart violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it revoked permission from an employee with a disability to use a store electric cart as a reasonable accommodation for a disability, forcing him to take unpaid leave. According to the

March 7, 2024

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EEOC and Army Sustainment Resolve Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reached a settlement with Army Sustainment, LLC, a government contractor providing aviation maintenance support.

In 2020, the EEOC filed suit in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Army Sustainment, LLC (formerly known as L-3 Army Sustainment, LLC f/k/a Army Fleet Support, LLC), Civil Action No. 1:20-cv-00234-RAH-CWB) and alleged that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act

February 28, 2024

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ADT Pizza to Pay $15,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination and Harassment Charge

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – ADT Pizza, doing business as Pizza Hut, has agreed to pay $13,083.75 in damages and $1,916.25 in backpay to resolve a charge of disability discrimination and harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC investigation found that ADT Pizza discriminated against an employee by subjecting her to unwelcome and derogatory comments by a member of management based on her disability and that she

February 28, 2024

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Voyant Beauty Will Pay $75,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

CHICAGO – Voyant Beauty, LLC will pay $75,000 and provide 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 charged in its suit that Voyant terminated an employee on her first day of work upon learning that she is deaf. The company did so even though she was qualified for the job and could have performed its essential functions with

February 27, 2024

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Bako Pays $50,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

ATLANTA – Bakotic Pathology Associates, LLC (Bako), a pathology laboratory headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

The EEOC suit alleged Bako discriminated and retaliated against an employee who was experiencing pregnancy-related symptoms, when it fired her while she was on approved medical leave and receiving short-term disability benefits, shortly after she complained of

February 23, 2024

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EEOC Sues Gracious Bakery for Pregnancy Discrimination

NEW ORLEANS – Gracious, LLC, a company based in New Orleans and doing business as Gracious Bakery + Café, violated federal law when it fired an employee because of a medical condition related to her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed February 16, 2024.

According to the EEOC, the bakery operator violated federal law when it fired an employee after missing two shifts to seek emergency medical treatment

February 22, 2024

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EEOC Sues Atlantic Properties Management Corporation and Diversified Funding for Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

BOSTON – Atlantic Properties Management Corporation and its affiliate, Diversified Funding, Inc., property management companies in Boston, violated federal law by failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a new hire with a disability and subsequently withdrawing her job offer, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the individual was offered employment as an executive administrative assistant to the president and vice president of

February 15, 2024

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Tech Mahindra to Pay $255,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW YORK - Tech Mahindra, Inc., a New York-based IT services company, will pay $255,000 to a job applicant to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, a deaf applicant provided a sign-language interpreter during an interview he had for an automation engineer position with Tech Mahindra in Rochester, New York. When Tech Mahindra realized the applicant was

February 14, 2024

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Pete’s Car Smart to Pay $145,000 to Settle EEOC Age and Disability Discrimination Suit

DALLAS – Amarillo-based dealership Pete’s Car Smart will pay $145,000 and furnish other relief to settle 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, an employee who had been employed with Pete’s Car Smart for nearly 18 years underwent bypass heart surgery in early 2021, requiring a brief medical leave of absence. In the days leading up to her

February 14, 2024

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EEOC Sues Covenant Woods for Age and Disability Discrimination

ATLANTA – Covenant Woods Senior Living, LLC and BrightSpace Senior Living, LLC (together, “Covenant Woods”), which operate the Covenant Woods retirement community in Columbus, Georgia, violated federal law when they fired a 78-year-old employee from her position as a receptionist because of her age and disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the lawsuit, the receptionist, who was recognized as one of Covenant Woods’ employees of

February 14, 2024

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Hospital Housekeeping Systems to Pay $520,000 in EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

FORT SMITH, Ark. - Hospital Housekeeping Systems, LLC (HHS), a provider of housekeeping, food and facilities support to numerous industries, based in Dripping Springs, Texas, will pay $520,000 as part of the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

The EEOC charged in its suit that HHS violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when the company began requiring employees to take the

February 14, 2024

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Paramount Healthcare Consultants to Pay $50,000 in EEOC Sex Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

DALLAS – Paramount Healthcare Consultants, LLC, which operates nursing care facilities across Texas and Louisiana, will pay $50,000 to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC’s suit was filed against both Paramount and MPD Operators Nazareth Hall, LLC, who jointly managed the Nazareth Living Care Center in El Paso, Texas. According to the lawsuit, the administrator at the El Paso facility sexually harassed a female

February 9, 2024

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Jury Awards $1.675 Million in EEOC Disability Discrimination Case Against McLane Northeast

NEW YORK – A seven-person jury in Syracuse, New York returned a verdict this afternoon to resolve a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. The jury awarded $1.675 million to the discrimination victim in the case.

After a 3 ½-day trial, the jury found, following just two hours of deliberation, that McLane Northeast, a distribution company with a large facility in Baldwinsville, New York

February 8, 2024

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Affordable Home Furnishings to Pay $105,000 to Settle EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – Affordable Rent-to-Own, LLC, doing business as Affordable Home Furnishings, a furniture retailer and lessor based in Louisiana, has agreed to pay a former employee $105,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, a white account manager at Affordable Home Furnishings’ Florida Boulevard store in Baton Rouge repeatedly used the word “n****r” while working with

February 8, 2024

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Walmart to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Walmart Inc., a nationwide retailer of groceries and other goods, agreed to pay $30,000 and provide other relief to settle charges of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, Walmart’s store in DeFuniak Springs, Florida failed to respond to complaints of sexual harassment made by a female employee who claimed a male Walmart employee made constant

February 8, 2024