November 18, 2011 |
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
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.
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.
May 10, 1985 |
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.
December 19, 2012 |
Department store chain Dillard's Inc. has agreed to pay $2 million to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the retailer of breaking federal disability laws by requiring workers seeking sick leave to disclose private medical conditions. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said it started its investigation after a Dillard's worker in El Centro in Southern California's Imperial County alleged she was fired in 2006 for refusing to reveal her exact medical problems to a manager who would not accept her doctor's note.
June 30, 2005 |
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.
June 12, 1998 |
Abandoning a two-year fight against federal charges of widespread sexual harassment at its sprawling central Illinois auto factory, Mitsubishi Motors agreed Thursday to pay hundreds of female employees a total of $34 million--the largest such settlement on record in a corporate case. The proposed consent decree between Mitsubishi and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission came after two months of negotiations shepherded by former federal Judge Abner J. Mikva. U.S.
January 24, 1987 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2003 |
A federal appeals court has reinstated a sexual harassment lawsuit by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against a Pasadena law firm, reversing a lower court judge who had accused the government agency of "unreasonable and just plain mean-spirited" conduct. In a 2-1 ruling disclosed Wednesday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals also set aside the judge's order that required the EEOC to pay more than $363,000 in legal costs incurred by the law firm, Reeves and Associates.
October 3, 1997 |
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.