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Factor One Source Pharmacy to Pay $515,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Genetic Information Discrimination Suit

DENVER – Factor One Source Pharmacy, LLC, a pharmacy providing specialized pharmacy services to patients requiring complex medications, will pay $515,000 and provide other equitable relief to settle a disability and genetic information discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, Factor One violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) when it inquired about employee disabilities

June 14, 2024

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Res-Care / Equus to Pay $125,000 in EEOC High-Risk Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination Case

SOCORRO, N.M. – Res-Care and Equus Workforce Solutions (jointly referred to as Res-Care/Equus), nationwide job assistance companies doing business in New Mexico, will pay $125,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability and pregnancy discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC charged Res-Care/Equus at its facility in Socorro, New Mexico with violating federal law when they discriminated against an employee with a high-risk

June 11, 2024

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EEOC Sues PepsiCo for Failing to Accommodate and Firing a Blind Employee

GREENSBORO, N.C. – PepsiCo Beverage Sales, LLC violated federal law when it failed to provide a reasonable accommodation to and fired a blind employee in its North Carolina call center, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, PepsiCo hired a blind employee as a customer care advocate for its Winston-Salem call center. The employee notified PepsiCo that he was blind and requested a reasonable

May 31, 2024

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Keystone RV Company to Pay Nearly $100,000 in EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

INDIANAPOLIS – Goshen, Indiana-based Keystone RV Company, a leading manufacturer of towable RVs, will pay $95,460 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.  

According to the EEOC’s suit, Keystone failed to accommodate a former painter, Brandon Meeks, when he needed time off to treat a hereditary condition.

Such conduct violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the

May 29, 2024

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Washington State Department of Transportation Settles Disability Discrimination Complaint Filed With EEOC

SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has agreed to pay $57,577 in compensatory damages and back pay and provide other injunctive relief following an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

In the charge, a former employee alleged that he was terminated five days after disclosing his disability and discussing a potential need for a related accommodation with his employer. The EEOC’s investigation found reasonable cause

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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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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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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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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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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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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EEOC Sues New York Beer Project for Discriminating Against Employees Because of Their Medical Conditions

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - New York Beer Project, LLC, which operates a restaurant, brewery, and beer hall in Victor, New York, violated federal law by firing one bartender who had cancer and another who had a nocturnal seizure even though both had been cleared to work, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, after a bartender told New York Beer Project that he was diagnosed

April 24, 2024

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Eagle Marine Services to Pay $45,000 in EEOC Disability Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – Eagle Marine Services Electrical and Refrigeration, LLC, a marine services company based in Berwick, Louisiana, has agreed to pay a former job applicant $45,000 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, the company withdrew a job offer after a company-ordered medical examination revealed the candidate had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and took prescribed

April 16, 2024

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Gregg Orr Auto to Pay $325,000 to Resolve Disability and Age Discrimination Lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gregg Orr Auto Collection, Inc., a group of car dealerships, has agreed to pay $325,000 and provide other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit alleging that the Texarkana, Texas-based company fired a senior sales executive to avoid medical costs related to his cancer diagnosis, the federal agency announced today.

According to the lawsuit, Greg Orr Auto fired the 65-year-old employee in February 2020 without prior warning and

April 16, 2024

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EEOC Issues Final Regulation on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), providing important clarity that will allow pregnant workers the ability to work and maintain a healthy pregnancy and help employers understand their duties under the law. The PWFA requires most employers with 15 or more employees to provide “reasonable accommodations,” or changes at work, for a worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth

April 15, 2024

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Olive Garden/GMRI Inc. To Pay $30,000 To Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

PITTSBURGH – GMRI, Inc., doing business as Olive Garden, will pay $30,000 and agreed to significant non-monetary remedies under a consent decree settling 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, the general manager of GMRI’s Olive Garden restaurant in Tarentum, Pennsylvania interviewed an applicant with a disability for a busser position. During the interview, the general manager asked the

April 9, 2024

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BaronHR to Pay $2.2 Million in EEOC Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – Nationwide staffing agency BaronHR, LLC will pay $2.2 million and enter a consent decree requiring extensive injunctive relief to settle a hiring discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the federal agency announced today. The EEOC brought the lawsuit on behalf of a class of Black, Asian, white and other non-Hispanic workers, male and female workers, and workers with disabilities who were discriminated against in hiring.

The EEOC’s

April 9, 2024

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EEOC Releases Two Litigation Program Updates

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Office of General Counsel (OGC) Annual Report, covering Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023, and a new data dashboard highlighting selected resolved cases from the past five fiscal years.

In FY 2023, the EEOC filed 143 merits lawsuits, 25 of which were systemic, and resolved 98 suits obtaining over $22.6 million in monetary relief for victims of employment

March 27, 2024

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EEOC Releases Two Reports on the Federal Workforce and Disabilities

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released two reports on people with disabilities in the federal workforce.

Promising Practices for Using Schedule A to Recruit, Hire, Advance, and Retain Persons with Disabilities” examined how agencies use Schedule A hiring authority to appoint job applicants with certain disabilities to federal positions outside the competitive hiring process. In addition, “The Impact of Telework on Personal Assistance Services,” highlighted the

March 20, 2024

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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