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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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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

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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

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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

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COMMISSION TO HEAR FROM AGENCY STAKEHOLDERS AT NEXT MEETING

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-19-99

WASHINGTON -- The next public meeting of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will be Tuesday, March 23, at 1:45 p.m. in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room (9th Floor), 1801 L Street, N.W. The Commission Meeting will include a panel discussion with agency stakeholders representing older workers and union workers on issues affecting their constituencies.

The public is urged to attend

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WASHINGTON GROUP INTERNATIONAL TO PAY $1.5 MILLION TO BLACK WORKERS WHO WERE RACIALLY HARASSED

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-19-08

EEOC Settles Suit Against Global Employer in the Construction Industry

BOSTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a litigation settlement with Washington Group International, Inc. (WGI) for $1.5 million dollars, as well as significant injunctive relief, on behalf of African American workers who were racially harassed and then retaliated against for complaining about it.

WGI is a provider of planning, engineering, design

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Pakistani-American Workers to Share $1.11 Million in Harassment Settlement with Stockton Steel

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-19-03

Muslim Employees Ridiculed While Engaging In Prayer Obligations, EEOC Suit Says

San Francisco - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the $1.11 million settlement of an employment discrimination lawsuit under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 against Stockton Steel, a subsidiary of Herrick Corporation. The Consent Decree resolves an EEOC lawsuit filed in federal district court in January 2000, charging

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Worker with Bipolar Disorder to Receive $91,000 in Disability Discrimination Case Settled by EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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3-18-03

Employer's Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Rejected by Court in Rare EEOC Litigation on Issue of Psychiatric Disability

DALLAS - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today the settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against Lincoln, Nebraska-based Voss Electric Company (Voss) for $91,250 on behalf of a former worker with bipolar disorder. Voss is a distributor of commercial lighting products, with 12 branches and 16

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Three Florida Employers to Pay Total of $570,000 for Unlawful Retaliation, in EEOC Settlements

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-18-03

Discrimination Cases Span State from Jacksonville to Tampa to Florida Keys

MIAMI - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the settlement of three recent retaliation lawsuits against Florida employers filed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, netting a combined total of $570,000 for charging parties as well as significant injunctive and remedial relief. The settlements occurred on March 3

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EEOC FILES RACE AND SEX HARASSMENT SUIT AGAINST NATIONAL DENTURE PROVIDER

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-17-09

Federal Agency Claims Affordable Care Dentist Abused Female Assistants

BOSTON – A national denture provider, Affordable Care, Inc., violated federal law when its affiliated dentist, Nelson Wood, racially and sexually harassed two female employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

The EEOC’s lawsuit, Civil Action No. 1:09-CV-10399-GAO, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts yesterday, alleges that Affordable Care and

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GOVERNOR’S VILLAGE AND NAVIGROUP SETTLE DISABILITY BIAS CASE FOR $75,000, OTHER RELIEF

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-17-09

CLEVELAND – The operators of an assisted living facility in Mayfield Village will pay $75,000 and provide remedial relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

In its suit against Governor’s Village, LLC and Navigroup, LLC (Case No. 1:08-cv-01298), filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the EEOC charged that

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GOLDEN STATE MUTUAL SUED BY EEOC FOR UNLAWFUL RETALIATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-16-09

Insurance Company Demoted Employee for Reporting Sexual Harassment Complaint, Federal Agency Charges

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A Los Angeles-based insurance company that services policyholders in 12 states violated federal law by demoting an employee for opposing sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company employed William Barringer as an

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VERIZON PENNSYLVANIA TO PAY $37,000 TO SETTLE EEOC FEDERAL RETALIATION SUIT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-16-09

Company Fired Employee Who Complained About Perceived Harassment, Agency Charged

PITTSBURGH — Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. has agreed to pay $37,000 and furnish other relief to settle a retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC charged in its lawsuit that Verizon fired Senior Field Clerk Lissa Hannan about 10 days after she complained about perceived sexual harassment

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NASHVILLE WAFFLE HOUSE SETTLES EEOC SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-16-09

Night Shift Cook Harassed Servers While Managers Ignored Complaints, Federal Agency Charged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Nashville Waffle House restaurant has been ordered to allow unsecured claims in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy action totaling $45,000 for several women who the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claims the company subjected to a sexually hostile work environment.

The EEOC’s lawsuit (Civil Action No. 3:07-cv-00690, filed in U.S

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UNITED AIRLINES TO PAY $850,000 FOR DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-16-09

United’s Policy Denied Employees With Disabilities Opportunity to Work Overtime, EEOC Charged

SAN FRANCISCO — United Airlines has agreed to settle a federal lawsuit alleging that the Chicago-based company’s overtime policy violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today. According to the EEOC’s suit and settlement (CV 09 0784 EMC) filed in U.S. District Court for the District

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MELROSE HOTEL, BERWIND PROPERTY GROUP, TO PAY $800,000 TO SETTLE NATIONAL ORIGIN BIAS SUIT BY EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-16-06

Employers Charged with Imposing English-Only Rule, Harassing Hispanics and Forcing Out Some Employees After New Company Took Over Hotel

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The former Melrose Hotel New York and Berwind Property Group, Ltd. (Berwind) will pay $800,000 for national origin discrimination against Hispanic employees and take substantial steps to prevent future workplace bias as part of a major litigation settlement announced today by the U.S

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LITHIA CAR DEALERSHIP TO PAY $562,500 FOR RACE BIAS AGAINST BLACK SALESMEN TARGETED BY MANAGER

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-16-06

Court Approves Settlement of EEOC Lawsuit in Colorado Against National Car Dealer

DENVER -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that a federal district court approved a $562,500 settlement of a race discrimination lawsuit brought by the federal agency and private counsel against Lithia Motors, Inc. and Lithia Cherry Creek Dodge on behalf of three African American former employees who were targeted for