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January 19, 1992 | from Times Staff and Wire Reports
The general manager of a firm being sued by the federal government for allegedly discriminating against an employee who spoke English with a foreign accent said Saturday that he was surprised by the charge. Roy Fujishige, general manager of Eiki International, said that he has not heard directly from the federal government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission about the litigation.
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BUSINESS
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
A former soldier and police officer who transitioned from male to female has been allowed to proceed with a complaint against the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives alleging job discrimination based on gender. A ruling this week by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is being seen as clarifying that rules of employment law apply to transgender people, who may file complaints under federal anti-discrimination statutes. In an email to The Times, EEOC spokeswoman Christine Nazer wrote that the ruling is now "the EEOC's position, and we will apply it in all our enforcement activities" under Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act, which prohibits job discrimination based on race, sex, religion and national origin.
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
March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Federal job discrimination complaints by workers against private employers rose 9% last year, the biggest annual increase since the early 1990s. The data released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission show allegations of discrimination based on race, retaliation and sex were the most frequent. There were 82,792 complaints filed in the budget year ended Sept. 30.
BUSINESS
May 12, 2000 | Nancy Rivera Brooks
* The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the formation of an Equal Pay Task Force and a section on its Web site to crack down on employment discrimination in compensation. The internal task force will assist EEOC field staff in developing cases involving discrimination in pay. The commission has expanded its Web site (http://www.eeoc.gov) to provide more information about compensation discrimination, which the agency has identified as a litigation priority.
NEWS
October 13, 1988
Clarence Thomas, chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, criticized a General Accounting Office report that said the EEOC did not fully investigate as many as 80% of job discrimination claims over a three-month period last year. In a statement, Thomas said the report by GAO, an investigative arm of Congress, "trivializes civil rights enforcement to a level commensurate with widget making. It's politically motivated, highly misleading and deficient in several major regards."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
In its largest farm labor trafficking case ever, the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on Wednesday charged a Beverly Hills-based firm and eight farms with severe abuse and discrimination involving more than 200 Thai farmworkers. Federal attorneys alleged that Global Horizons Manpower Inc., a labor contracting firm headed by Israel native Mordechai Orian, subjected workers in Hawaii and Washington to violence, inadequate pay and nutrition, rat-infested housing, and other illegal conditions based on their national origin and race.
NATIONAL
December 27, 2010 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
The federal agency that enforces workplace anti-discrimination laws is warning employers they could be sued if they refuse to hire blacks or Latinos because of a bad credit history or a criminal record. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week sued Kaplan Higher Education Corp., accusing the company of using "a selection criterion for hiring and discharge ? namely, credit history information ? that has had a significant disparate impact on black job applicants. " The lawsuit is part of a stepped-up but controversial effort to eliminate "arbitrary barriers" to employment for minorities by the EEOC, which is governed by five commissioners, three appointed by President Obama.
BUSINESS
September 2, 2010 | By Nathan Olivarez-Giles, Los Angeles Times
Teresa Sanchez, a former janitor, described being touched inappropriately by her supervisor and being fired after she complained about it. "I asked for help and they wouldn't help me, and instead my supervisor would laugh at me even more," Sanchez said. "It was easier for the company to let me go and that's what they did. " Sanchez spoke at a downtown Los Angeles news conference Thursday, where the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced a $5.8-million settlement with Sanchez's former employer, ABM Industries Inc. of New York.
BUSINESS
March 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Services
Federal job discrimination complaints by workers against private employers rose 9% last year, the biggest annual increase since the early 1990s. The data released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission show allegations of discrimination based on race, retaliation and sex were the most frequent. There were 82,792 complaints filed in the budget year ended Sept. 30.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 4, 2007 | Robert J. Lopez, Times Staff Writer
Federal officials have launched an investigation into allegations that racism and discrimination have been allowed to flourish within the Los Angeles Fire Department. In a statement released Friday afternoon, the office of interim Fire Chief Douglas L. Barry confirmed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission inquiry and said the department was fully cooperating. "The Los Angeles Fire Department takes all workplace environment issues seriously," the statement said.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2005
* Verizon Communications Inc. said it would cut pension benefits for managers, saving the company $3 billion before taxes over 10 years after costs of $60 million in the fourth quarter to reflect the changes and increases in payments to savings plans. * Liberty Media Corp., owner of the QVC home shopping network, agreed to buy Provide Commerce Inc. for $477 million to add flowers and meat to the goods it sells online. * HealthSouth Corp. founder Richard Scrushy, cleared of orchestrating a $2.
BUSINESS
September 8, 2005 | From Bloomberg News
Union Pacific Corp. illegally retaliated against a worker who lodged a discrimination complaint against the company, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said in a lawsuit. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Oakland, says Omaha-based Union Pacific disqualified the employee after she won a favorable EEOC ruling in 2002 on claims of gender, age and disability discrimination. Robert Turner, a spokesman for Union Pacific, couldn't be reached for immediate comment.
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.
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