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EEOC v. Activision Blizzard Claims Process is Open

LOS ANGELES – On March 30, 2022, a federal court approved the settlement of a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., Activision Publishing, Inc., and King.com, Inc. (collectively referred to as “Activision Blizzard”), and the entities’ subsidiaries. In the lawsuit, EEOC alleged that Activision Blizzard violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, by engaging in unlawful employment practices by subjecting employees to sexual harassment, pregnancy

Court Approves EEOC’s $18 Million Settlement with Activision Blizzard

LOS ANGELES – U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has approved and entered the consent decree between Activision Blizzard, Inc. and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which includes $18 million in monetary relief and significant injunctive relief, the federal agency announced today.

Judge Dale Fischer found the consent decree was “fair, reasonable and adequate and advance[s] the public interest.”

By signing the three-year consent decree, the court has resolved the lawsuit alleging the companies violated federal law by subjecting female

EEOC Sues Tres Hijas Berry Farm for Sex Harassment And Retaliation

CAMARILLO, Calif. – Tres Hijas Berry Farm, LLC., an agricultural company that harvests and sells raspberries, violated federal law by allowing a class of employees, female and male, to be subjected to sex-based harassment and retaliation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, since at least October 2018, Tres Hijas Berry Farm allowed a class of employees to be subjected to sex-based harassment by a supervisor. The harassment included repeated, frequent and offensive sex-based remarks and unwelcome physical

EEOC Sues Riverwalk Post-Acute for Race Harassment and Retaliation

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverwalk Post-Acute, a Riverside skilled nursing facility, violated federal law by allowing a class of Black employees to be subjected to racial harassment and one employee to be retaliated against, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The EEOC filed suit against Orange Treeidence OPCO, LLC, Providence Group, Inc., and Providence Administrative Consulting Services, Inc., dba Riverwalk Post-Acute.

According to EEOC’s lawsuit, since at least 2018, Riverwalk Post-Acute allowed a class of Black employees to be subjected

EEOC Sues Fresh Venture Foods for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

LOS ANGELES — Fresh Venture Foods, LLC, a produce processing and shipping company based in Santa Maria, California, violated federal law when it failed to prevent and correct ongoing sexual harassment and retaliation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.
    
According to the lawsuit, the federal agency alleges that since 2016, male employees of Fresh Venture Foods and different staffing agencies subjected female workers at the Santa Maria, California facility to ongoing verbal and physical sex harassment. The harassment included frequent

ABM Industry Groups to Pay $310,000 to Settle EEOC Class Sexual Harassment Charges

FRESNO, Calif. – ABM Industry Groups, LLC (ABM), a facility management services company, has settled federal charges of sexual harassment filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for $310,000 and other injunctive relief, the federal agency announced today.

According to charges made to the EEOC, ABM subjected a class of female employees to persistent sexual harassment, including unwanted touching and sexual advances, vulgar phone calls, unwelcome sexually explicit gifts, and creating a hostile work environment.

The EEOC investigated the allegations and found

EEOC Presents its Second Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Workshop Series

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, continues its series of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) workshop series, “Employing Individuals with Convictions,” scheduled for Sept. 9.

This second workshop will focus on expanding DE&I by employing those with prior criminal convictions. The workshop will explore the EEOC's guidance on the use of arrest and conviction records in employment and host a lively panel discussion addressing myths and realities about

EEOC Launches Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DE&I) Workshop Series

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency responsible for enforcing laws against employment discrimination and harassment, announced today that the EEOC Training Institute is launching a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) workshop series, starting with “Understanding Unconscious Bias in the Workplace” on August 24.

This first workshop will discuss how bias happens in the workplace, the different types of biases, microaggressions, and provide best practices for employers to reduce unconscious bias in the workplace. It is geared toward

Cardinal Health and AppleOne Settle EEOC Race Harassment / Retaliation Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – Global health care services and products company Cardinal Health will pay $1.45 million to resolve a racial harassment and retaliation discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today. Cardinal Health, along with with California-based staffing agency AppleOne, will also implement sweeping injunctive relief as part of the settlement.

According to the EEOC, African American employees either directly employed by Cardinal Health or assigned to work for Cardinal Health by AppleOne were subjected to ongoing

EEOC Sues Opportunities and Resources, Inc. for Disability Discrimination

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Opportunities and Resources, Inc. and ORI Anuenue Hale, Inc. (ORI), a work placement agency for individuals with disabilities, violated federal law when the agency routinely refused to provide sign language interpreters to deaf employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s lawsuit, several deaf employees made repeated requests for sign language interpreters for staff meetings where ORI discussed work safety procedures, work protocols and assignments, and other work-related information. Despite

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