In California, New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California’s last auto plant, is settling a lawsuit for $6 million, to resolve a class action litigation after employees on medical leave were denied severance benefits. Workers told the EEOC they were physically capable of going to work during the severance period but they were denied.

In California, New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI), California’s last auto plant, is settling a lawsuit for $6 million, to resolve a class action litigation after employees on medical leave were denied severance benefits. Workers told the EEOC they were physically capable of going to work during the severance period but they were denied. In addition, many of the affected workers had worked for NUMMI for 25 to 30 years, suffering losses of up to $38,000 per worker. New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. was an automobile manufacturing plant that shutdown in April 2010 affecting 4,700 workers. See: http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/release/8-19-11.cfm.

The following laws are enforced by the EEOC: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII); The Pregnancy Discrimination Act; The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA); The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA); Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA); Sections 102 and 103 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991; Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). For more information about each law, see: www.eeoc.gov/laws/statutes/index.cfm

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