December 6, 2012

Immigration and Customs Enforcement settles male agent’s gender bias case for $175,000

A senior agent for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the government agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit, according to court records. In a two-sentence notice, a lawyer for ICE Agent James T. Hayes Jr. said the “parties have come to an agreement in principal” to settle the case for $175,000. Hayes filed the lawsuit in May, describing a “frat house” environment at ICE that humiliated male employees under former ICE chief of staff Suzanne Barr. […]
December 3, 2012

Iowa cop’s sex, religious discrimination case settled for $95,000

A federal discrimination lawsuit by a former Mason City, Iowa, police officer against the city has been settlement. Maria Ohl filed the suit in November 2010 while she was an officer with the Mason City Police Department, claiming sex discrimination, religious discrimination and retaliation by the Police Department. Under the terms of the settlement, the city denied any wrongdoing or admission of liability, and Ohl will receive $95,000 from the city’s insurance carrier. Ohl claimed […]
November 29, 2012

ATK pays $100,000 to settle race discrimination case

Alliant Techsystems, Inc., a Minnesota-based aerospace company, will pay $100,000 to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). According to the EEOC’s suit, Tyeastia Green applied for a job at the company’s Eden Prairie, Minn., location to provide technical support for ATK executives. Although a recruiter initially told her that she had the job, ATK rejected her and hired a white male instead. The EEOC contended that the […]
August 29, 2012

Fremont Toyota Pays $400,000 to Settle EEOC’s Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit

Fremont Toyota, a California car dealership agreed to pay $400,000 and implement training for the dealership’s management staff to settle a federal discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that Fremont Toyota’s general manager singled out four Afghan American salesmen during a staff meeting, calling them “terrorists” and threatening them with violence. The salesmen reported the harassment and later became the targets of verbal harassment. […]
August 15, 2012

Newport News Shipyard and Contractor Will Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Retaliation Suit

Huntington Ingalls, Inc., the present owner of the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia, and its contractor Quality Coatings of Virginia, Inc. of Chesapeake, Va., has agreed to settle a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The complaint alleges the companies violated federal law in May 2009 when they discharged Walter Strickland and Brian Glover. The men had provided written statements concerning a female supervisor whom they alleged had been […]
August 8, 2012

Hawaii HealthCare Professionals Ordered to Pay over $190,000 for Age Discrimination

The Hawaii Healthcare Professionals, Inc., and its owner have been ordered to pay $193,236 to a woman allegedly fired due to her age. The U.S. District Judge Alan C. Kay ordered a default judgment against the company. The judgment resolves an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC against the Honolulu-based home health care services company in 2010. Debra Moreno, a then-54-year-old office coordinator at its Maui facility, was terminated in 2008 by the company’s […]