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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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EEOC Sues Shane’s Rib Shack Franchisee for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

ATLANTA – RSPS Holdings, a franchisee of the popular fast-casual barbeque restaurant, Shane’s Rib Shack, violated federal law when it subjected a teenage female employee to a hostile work environment based on her sex, then fired her in retaliation for complaining about it, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, the female employee — who was a college freshman at the time — was

February 6, 2024

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J&M Industries to Pay $105,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – J&M Industries, Inc., a manufacturing and distribution company based in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, has agreed to pay a former employee $105,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, J&M Industries violated federal law when it fired an employee because of her age after she refused to retire when she turned 65 years old. A company

February 1, 2024

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Blackwell Security Services Will Pay $70,000 to Settle EEOC Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

CHICAGO – Blackwell Security Services, Inc. will pay $70,000 and provide other relief to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC charged in its suit that Blackwell refused to accommodate an employee’s religious practice, needlessly forcing him to choose between his religion and his livelihood. According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the employee, who worked as a concierge in Chicago, Illinois, is

January 31, 2024

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Amrith Kaur Aakre Chosen as New Director of EEOC’s Chicago District

Amrith Kaur Aakre (second from left) poses during her swearing-in ceremony as the director of the EEOC’s Chicago District on Jan. 29, with Thomas Colclough, director of field management programs, and her parents Rajinder and Navinder Mago.

Amrith Kaur Aakre (second from left) poses during her swearing-in ceremony as the director of the EEOC’s Chicago District on Jan. 29, with Thomas Colclough, director of field management programs, and her parents Rajinder and Navinder Mago. Aakre took her oath on the Sikh holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. (EEOC photo/Nanisa Pereles)

WASHINGTON - Amrith Kaur Aakre will serve as the new director of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Chicago District, the federal

January 30, 2024

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EEOC’s Indianapolis District Office Is Moving

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is moving, the federal agency announced today. The new office continues to prioritize accessibility to the public and is located at 115 W. Washington St., South Tower Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

The Indianapolis District Office is responsible for processing charges of discrimination against private, state, and local government employers in Indiana

January 29, 2024

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EEOC Encourages Victims of Sexual Harassment at Local Swami’s Restaurants to Come Forward

SAN DIEGO – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) encourages victims of or witnesses to sexual harassment at Swami’s restaurants to come forward and report their experiences to the federal agency in connection with an EEOC lawsuit against the chain.

On May 17, 2023, the EEOC filed a lawsuit in federal court against Swami’s for sexual harassment and retaliation. The respondents include Swami’s 101 LLC dba Swami’s Café; Swami’s Vista LLC; Swami’s Carlsbad LLC

January 29, 2024