Breadcrumb

  1. Home
  2. Newsroom

Newsroom

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.

To contact The Office of Communications, please phone 202-921-3191 or send an e-mail to newsroom@eeoc.gov. Please note, this e-mailbox is intended for reporters, news producers, those writing for news publication and broadcasts, and other people working on news programs or stories.

If you are seeking information about the EEOC, please call 1-800-669-4000 or e-mail info@eeoc.gov.

  • Enter a year and month to search within.
    • Optionally add a more recent end date to search a range of months or years.

Press release

LARGEST GARMENT MANUFACTURERS IN SAIPAN TO PAY $1.7 MILLION IN LANDMARK DISCRIMINATION SETTLEMENT WITH EEOC

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
7-28-09

L&T Group of Companies Charged with Numerous Types of Employment Discrimination

SAIPAN, CNMI – L&T Group of Companies, Ltd., the largest employer and conglomerate of garment manufacturers in Saipan, has agreed to pay $1.7 million and to provide far reaching and significant injunctive relief to settle a series of lawsuits filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that charged the company with retaliation and

Press release

MEDIA ADVISORY

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold a public Commission Meeting at its headquarters building on Tuesday, November 12, 2002, at 10:00 am (Panels 1 and 2) and 2:00 pm (Panels 3 and 4) in the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Conference Room (9th Floor), 1801 L Street, N.W. The theme of the meeting will be the federal sector EEO process and possible reforms.

Following

Press release

LENSCRAFTERS SUED BY EEOC FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT BY WOMAN AGAINST MALE CO-WORKER

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
7-9-09

Man's Complaints of Abuse Were Ignored, Federal Agency Charges

DETROIT – Nationwide optician chain LensCrafters violated federal law by failing to address sexual harassment complaints from a male employee at its Saginaw store about a female co–worker and perpetuating a sexually hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

The EEOC's suit charged that LensCrafters subjected a

Press release

EEOC TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON DECEMBER 21

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
12-19-05

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 21, at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), at agency headquarters, 1801 L Street, N.W. In accordance with the Sunshine Act, the meeting is open for public observation of the Commission’s deliberations. During the meeting, the following matters are scheduled for consideration:

  • Announcement of Notation Votes
  • Modification of EEOC Order 120

Press release

HOSPITAL AUXILIO MUTUO SUED BY EEOC FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
8-13-09

Puerto Rico’s Largest Medical Facility Unlawfully Fired Nurse Because He Refused to Disobey His Religion, Federal Agency Charged

SAN JUAN, P.R. – Puerto Rico’s largest medical center violated federal law when it refused to accommodate a male nurse’s religious beliefs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed yesterday. Further, the EEOC said, Hospital Auxilio Mutuo unlawfully suspended and fired the

Press release

EEOC RECEIVES THIRD CONSECUTIVE 'UNQUALIFIED OPINION' ON ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
12-7-06

Performance and Accountability Report Shows Clean Fiscal Bill of Health

WASHINGTON The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has earned an unqualified opinion on its 2006 financial statements, the third straight year in which independent auditors have performed an extensive examination of the EEOC's financial records and reported a clean fiscal bill of health for the federal agency.

The audit report is a focus of the

Press release

CAESARS PALACE TO PAY $850,000 FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
8-20-07

Supervisors Forced Sex on Hispanic Female Workers, EEOC Charged

LAS VEGAS – Caesars Palace will pay $850,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that the Las Vegas resort/casino’s Latina kitchen workers were subjected to repeated and sometimes severe sexual harassment.

In its 2005 lawsuit against Desert Palace

Press release

SPARTAN AERONAUTICS COLLEGE TO PAY $32,500 TO SETTLE EEOC SEX DISCRIMINATION SUIT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
2-19-09

Flight School Fired Female Instructor for Complaining About Gender Bias, Federal Agency Charged

TULSA, Okla. – Spartan Aeronautics College will pay $32,500 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.

In its lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Case No. 707-cv-00544 ), the EEOC charged that the college’s management

Press release

EEOC AND HALLIBURTON PARTNER TO RESOLVE EMPLOYMENT DISPUTES

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
8-31-05

Latest Agreement Between Commission and Corporate America Bolsters Trend

HOUSTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Halliburton today jointly entered into a National Universal Agreement to Mediate (NUAM) to resolve workplace disputes informally through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) prior to an EEOC investigation or potential litigation.  The NUAM with the Houston-based energy services giant is the 91st such agreement between the EEOC and

Press release

EEOC ISSUES NEW TRAINING GUIDE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AND SUPERVISORS

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
2-7-05

'The ABCs of EEO' to Promote Voluntary Compliance by Employers

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced the publication of a new employer training guide, The ABCs of EEO for Small Businesses and Supervisors, to assist small business owners and front-line supervisors. The guide is available for purchase at a cost of $14.95 (either paperback or CD version) through the agency's web

Press release

U.S. MARSHALS ESCORT BUSINESS OWNER WHO IGNORED EEOC SUBPOENA TO APPEARANCE BEFORE FEDERAL JUDGE

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
9-11-09

Court Had Issued Writ of Body Attachment for Principal of ShoreKare, LLC

CHICAGO – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said today that United States Marshals had escorted the owner and registered agent of ShoreKare, LLC, a local health care provider, to an appearance before District Judge Amy St. Eve yesterday. The judge had issued a “writ of body attachment” for the businessman for failing

Press release

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

Press release

EEOC ISSUES FEDERAL WORK FORCE REPORT FOR 2008, URGES AGENCIES TO IMPROVE COMPLAINT PROCESSING

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
9-17-09

Discrimination Complaint Filings and Agency Processing Times Rise Slightly

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released the Annual Report on the Federal Work Force for Fiscal Year (FY) 2008, which shows small increases in discrimination complaint filings against federal agencies and in average complaint processing time government-wide.

The annual report informs and advises the President and the Congress on the state

Press release

EEOC OBTAINS OVER $300,000 FOR CLASS OF FEMALE PROFESSORS SUBJECTED TO PAY DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-24-09

Settlement with Adelphi University of Long Island Also Includes Remedial Relief

NEW YORK – Adelphi University of Garden City, N.Y., one of the largest universities on Long Island, has agreed to settle a pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for more than $300,000 and significant remedial relief, the federal agency announced today. The EEOC had charged that Adelphi paid a

Press release

PATTON ARCHERY SUED BY EEOC FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
9-23-09

Owner Repeatedly Sexually Abused Women Workers, Federal Agency Charges

MARQUETTE, Mich. – Patton Archery Manufacturing, Inc. violated federal law by subjecting several women to sexual harassment and fostering a sexually hostile work environment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. Patton Archery, founded in 1992 by Dennis Patton and located in Vulcan, Mich., manufactures archery components, such as bows

Press release

EEOC WINS JURY VERDICT OF NEARLY $400,000 FOR OLDER WORKER FIRED BY CASKET COMPANY

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
3-4-05

Lawsuit Said Veteran Foreman Terminated Due to Age Discrimination and Replaced by Younger Worker He Trained

BALTIMORE - A federal jury has awarded $397,948 in backpay and damages to a 56-year old veteran foreman of a Baltimore, Maryland-based wholesaler of burial caskets who was fired due to age discrimination after three decades of work for the company, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today

Press release

TERRE HAUTE RALLY’S HAMBURGER RESTAURANT SUED BY EEOC FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
9-28-09

Fast Food Eatery Subjected Teenaged Female Employees to Severe Harassment, Federal Agency Charges

INDIANAPOLIS – A Terre Haute, Ind., fast food restaurant violated federal law when it subjected its female employees to a sexually hostile work environment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today.

According to the

Press release

SKILLED HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC. TO PAY UP TO $450,000 FOR NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
4-14-09

Nursing Home Companies Imposed English-Only Rule on Spanish Speakers While Permitting Other Foreign Languages in Workplace, EEOC Alleged

LOS ANGELES – Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc., Skilled Healthcare, LLC, and other affiliated companies, will pay up to $450,000 and provide significant remedial relief to a class of Hispanic employees at its nursing homes and assisted living facilities who were subject to harassment, different terms and conditions of

Press release

EEOC AND DECOSTER FARMS SETTLE COMPLAINT FOR $1,525,000

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: H. Joan Ehrlich, Director September 30, 2002 Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs EEOC Headquarters (202) 663-4900 (713) 817-0991 Jean P. Kamp Regional Attorney EEOC Milwaukee District Office (414) 297-1860 Dennis R. McBride Senior Trial Attorney EEOC Milwaukee District Office (414) 297-4188 TTY: (414) 297-1115

PRESS RELEASE
9-30-02

MILWAUKEE - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today announced a $1,525,000 settlement of an employment

Press release

EEOC CHAIR TO VISIT LANGSTON UNIVERSITY MAY 2 FOR EVENT MARKING COMMISSION'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

PRESS RELEASE
4-22-05

First in a Series of Events Nationwide to Observe Work, History of Agency Since 1965

OKLAHOMA CITY - Cari M. Dominguez, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), will visit the Oklahoma City area on May 2 to participate in a special event at Langston University commemorating the landmark 40th anniversary of the nation's chief civil rights enforcement agency.

The program will kick off