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August 30, 2012 | By Tiffany Hsu
Fry's Electronics will pay $2.3 million to settle a lawsuit from the federal government -- one of the largest of its kind -- alleging that the retailer retaliated against a supervisor who reported a sexual harassment claim. Ka Lam, a supervisor at the chain's Renton, Wash., store was fired after alerting supervisors to inappropriate behavior toward one of his young employees, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. America Rios, a then-20-year-old sales associate, told Lam that an assistant store manager was frequently sending her sexually charged text messages propositioning her and commenting on her body while inviting her to his house to drink, according to a lawsuit the EEOC filed against Fry's.
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.
February 20, 1988
Some of the EEOC's field offices made a major mistake by allowing the statue of limitations to expire on some 900 age discrimination charges. I have taken action to see this does not recur. In fact, I was the one who made public the information about the 900 cases. To put the issue in perspective, I would like to remind my critics that there were more than 20,000 charges filed before January, 1979, on the books when I took office in 1982, not to mention 51,720 charges in the active workload.
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.
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.
May 1, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
A jury has awarded $240 million to 32 mentally disabled former workers at a turkey processing plant in Iowa, in what officials on Wednesday said was the largest such judgment in a federal abuse and discrimination case. After a week-long trial, the jury in Davenport, Iowa, deliberated for about eight hours before deciding that Henry's Turkey Service, of Goldthwaite, Texas, violated the Americans With Disabilities Act in a lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
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.
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.
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.
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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