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November 18, 2013 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of the world's leading producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, has agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a lawsuit related to the mistreatment of Thai immigrants working on pineapple farms in Hawaii. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Del Monte and several farm labor contractors in 2011, accusing the companies of discriminating against workers recruited from Thailand from 2003 to 2006. The EEOC said the money will be distributed to the Thai immigrants who were mistreated.
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BUSINESS
November 18, 2011 | By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
More workers than ever filed complaints this year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission concerning office discrimination, the agency said this week. A total of 99,947 allegations were filed of unfair workplace practices based on race, sex, age, religion, disability or even family medical history, according to the EEOC's annual performance report for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30. That's the highest number since the commission was launched through the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 1988
I would like to clear up the lingering confusion created by Chairman Clarence Thomas of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in the article "900 Age Bias Cases Botched by U.S. Agency" (Part I, Jan. 8). In that article, Thomas blamed Congress for his agency's deplorable handling of 900 Age Discrimination in Employment Act complaints, which were allowed to lapse. EEOC's failure to resolve the complaints before the two-year statutory deadline for filing a lawsuit expired deprived 90 older Americans of their legal rights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 8, 1992
Hector Godinez's letter of elaboration ("Postmaster Elaborates on Bias Ruling," March 1) confuses rather than clarifies Ms. (Rachael) Santos' court case before Judge (Terry J.) Hatter. As Ms. Santos' attorney during the administrative process of her two EEO complaints before the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), I would point out that Ms. Santos filed (1) on her removal from her temporary assignment as women's coordinator and (2) on not being selected for the position when it was to be filled permanently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2013 | By Anh Do
A Southern California trucking firm has agreed to settle a discrimination case involving an African American man denied work as a driver because of his criminal record, after a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The man applied for a job in 2009 at J.B. Hunt Transport in San Bernardino. EEOC officials contend he lost out based on a criminal conviction unrelated to potential job duties. Lawyers at the federal agency reviewed J.B. Hunt's policy when handling applicants with conviction records, noting that "blanket prohibitions" do not comply with government guidelines.
NEWS
May 10, 1985 | Associated Press
A white federal employee who charged that he was denied promotion for 10 years because of reverse discrimination was promoted by his superiors Thursday after a judge threatened to use federal marshals to ensure the promotion. Officials in the regional office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development expressed dismay over the judicial order and said they were considering whether to appeal. U.S.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
A former Boeing Co. unit was sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission over allegations that the unit, Boeing Electron Dynamic Devices Inc., refused to hire a black woman because of her race. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Los Angeles, also names as a defendant an L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. unit that bought the Boeing division in February, the commission said.
NEWS
January 24, 1987 | Associated Press
President Reagan plans to nominate Charles A. Shanor, a law professor at Emory University in Atlanta, to be general counsel of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the White House announced Friday.
BUSINESS
October 3, 1997 | Bloomberg News
Mitsubishi Motor Manufacturing of America Inc. asked a federal court to sanction the U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, claiming the agency improperly contacted plaintiffs in a sex-harassment case without telling defense attorneys. The EEOC sued Mitsubishi in April 1996, alleging that women at its Normal, Ill., plant were subjected to sexual harassment. The agency has since alleged that as many as 289 women were harassed. The auto maker is seeking the sanctions from the U.S.
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