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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 Sues ResourceOne for Harassment Based on Genetic Information, Race, National Origin

ST. LOUIS – Worldwide Printing and Distribution, Inc. doing business as ResourceOne, a commercial printing, direct mailing and direct marketing company operating out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, violated federal law when a supervisor harassed her with racial and national origin slurs after the employee shared her DNA ancestry results, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, in or around August 2022, the employee received results

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues McDonald’s Franchise for Sexual Harassment

ST. LOUIS – A McDonald’s restaurant in Checotah, Oklahoma, operated by franchisee Arch Fellow North LLC, violated federal law when a manager sexually harassed a 17 year-old worker, and she was forced to resign, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the suit, an adult male supervisor sexually harassed a teen girl who worked under his supervision in or around November 2021. After subjecting the teenager to

September 29, 2023

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Lori’s Gifts Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Lori’s Gifts, Inc., a nationwide chain of hospital gift shops with a location at Grady Memorial Hospital in Delaware, Ohio, violated federal law by making unlawful disability-related inquiries and discriminating against persons with disabilities in its application and hiring processes, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today.

According to EEOC’s lawsuit, Lori’s Gifts subjected applicants to discriminatory qualification standards and asked unlawful pre-employment inquiries, including

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Proposes Updated Workplace Harassment Guidance to Protect Workers

WASHINGTON – Following a majority vote, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) invited the public to comment on its proposed “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” The Federal Register today posted for public inspection and, on Oct. 2 will publish, the EEOC’s notice of this proposed guidance and a request for comment. The proposed guidance is available for review at https://www.eeoc.gov/proposed-enforcement-guidance-harassment-workplace, and the public is invited to submit comments and view the

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Elaine’s Pet Resorts and Elaine’s Animal House for Disability Discrimination

FRESNO, Calif. – Elaine’s Pet Resort, LP and Elaine’s Animal House Inc. (collectively, “Elaine’s Pet”), who operate pet resorts in Fresno and Madera, California, violated federal law by failing to provide reasonable accommodation to a class of applicants and employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC, since at least 2021, Elaine’s Pet failed to engage in the interactive process and provide a reasonable accommodation

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Alliance Ground International for Discrimination Against Deaf Applicants

CHICAGO - Alliance Ground International, LLC, a cargo logistics and handling company, violated federal anti-discrimination law by refusing to hire a qualified applicant for a mail handler position at its Chicago facility because he was deaf, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the lawsuit, a deaf applicant sought a position working in a warehouse through Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, a job training and placement not-for-profit. The

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Jacobson Hospital in North Dakota for Retaliation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center, a critical access hospital in Elgin, North Dakota, violated federal law when it discharged an African American employee after she reported an incident of racial harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.

According to the lawsuit, in May 2019, a nursing aide reported to Jacobson that a co-worker called her the “n-word.” Six days later, Jacobson fired her in retaliation

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Disposal Company for Failing to Hire Female Trash Truck Drivers

ST. LOUIS – Refuse disposal company Allied Services, LLC, doing business as Allied Waste Services of the Ozarks / Republic Services of the Ozarks, violated federal law when it failed to hire qualified female drivers at its Springfield, Missouri facility because of their sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

According to the EEOC's suit, Jamie Mendoza applied to work for Republic Services as a garbage truck driver

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Meathead Movers for Age Discrimination

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against the San Luis Obispo moving company Meathead Movers, Inc., the largest independent moving company in California, for refusing to hire people based on age, the federal agency announced today.

The EEOC’s lawsuit charges that since at least 2017, Meathead Movers failed to recruit and hire applicants over 40 into moving, packing and customer service positions. Meathead maintains a pattern or practice

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Res-Care for Pregnancy and Disability Discrimination and Retaliation

SOCORRO, N.M. – Res-Care and Equus Workforce Solutions (Res-Care), nationwide job-assistance companies doing business in New Mexico, violated federal law when they discriminated against an employee with a high-risk pregnancy and disabilities, and retaliated against her for requesting a reasonable accommodation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC lawsuit, Res-Care knew about Cheyenne Benavidez’ high-risk pregnancy and associated disabilities, punished her for pregnancy-related medical absences

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues Los Agaves for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Los Agaves, Inc., which operates restaurants in Iowa and Illinois, violated federal law when it subjected female employees to sexual harassment and retaliation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, female employees at the Los Agaves restaurant in Davenport, Iowa, endured serious and widespread sexual harassment by male supervisors and co-workers. The harassment included unwanted sexual touching and groping, sexual solicitation

September 29, 2023

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EEOC Sues The Cleaning Authority-Fox Valley for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

MILWAUKEE – The Cleaning Authority-Fox Valley, a cleaning service provider in eastern Wisconsin, violated federal law when it subjected female employees to a hostile work environment and terminated their employment in retaliation for opposition to sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the lawsuit, female employees were subjected to harassment, which included inappropriate touching and sex-based derogatory comments. For some, the conduct was so severe

September 28, 2023

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EEOC Sues TKO Construction Services for Sex, Race and Age Discrimination, and Constructive Discharge

MINNEAPOLIS – TKO Construction Services violated federal law when it discriminated against a class of individuals by failing or refusing to hire or assign work to women, Black, or older individuals, and forced an employee to resign who refused to comply with the discriminatory hiring practices, according to a lawsuit the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, the employee worked for TKO in July 2018 as a recruiter

September 28, 2023

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EEOC Sues Chipotle for Religious Discrimination and Retaliation

ST. LOUIS – National restaurant chain Chipotle violated federal law when a manager at the company’s Lenexa, Kansas location harassed a teen worker for wearing a hijab and when the company retaliated against her after she complained, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday. The agency further alleged the teen was forced to resign because of the discriminatory treatment.

According to the suit, the teen was employed as a

September 28, 2023

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EEOC Sues Tesla for Racial Harassment and Retaliation

FREMONT, Calif. – Electric car maker Tesla, Inc., violated federal law by tolerating widespread and ongoing racial harassment of its Black employees and by subjecting some of these workers to retaliation for opposing the harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, since at least 2015 to the present, Black employees at Tesla’s Fremont, California manufacturing facilities have routinely endured racial abuse, pervasive stereotyping

September 28, 2023

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Riverwalk Post-Acute Settles EEOC Racial Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES –  Orange Treeidence OPCO, LLC, doing business as Riverwalk Post-Acute, Providence Group, Inc. (PGI), and Providence Administrative Consulting Services, Inc. (PACS), have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging racial harassment and retaliation, the federal agency announced today. The settlement includes the payment of $865,000 to class members and other relief.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, since at least 2018, Riverwalk Post-Acute, a skilled nursing

September 28, 2023

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UFP Ranson, LLC to Pay $215,000 to Settle EEOC Race and Religious Harassment Suit

Martinsburg, W.V. – UFP Ranson, LLC, a subsidiary of UFP Industries, Inc. that manu­factures lumber and building materials in Ranson, West Virginia, will pay $215,000 to settle a race and religious harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, beginning shortly after his transfer to the lumber-treating department in July 2019 and continuing until his discharge in June 2020, UFP Ranson employees

September 28, 2023

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National Telecommuting Institute Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. (NTI), a Westwood, Massachusetts-based staffing firm, violated federal law when it refused to place or refer blind and low-vision applicants as telephone-based customer service agents, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The lawsuit also alleges that NTI denied applicants disability-related accommodations during their pre-employment application process.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, when NTI became aware that applicants for placement

September 27, 2023

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EEOC Sues Nonprofit for Disability Discrimination

WASHINGTON - Didlake, Inc. a government contractor that provides janitorial and maintenance employees to federal worksites throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a suit filed today.

The EEOC alleged that although Didlake, a not-for-profit corporation, employs a significant number of deaf and hard-of-hearing employees, it failed to provide communications

September 26, 2023

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EEOC Sues Blackwell Security Services for Religious Discrimination

CHICAGO – Blackwell Security Services, Inc., a hotel and condominium staffing company, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate an employee’s religious practice, forcing him to choose between his religion and his livelihood, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit announced today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, the employee, who worked as a concierge in Chicago, Illinois, is a practicing Muslim who wears a beard as required by his religious

September 26, 2023