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 13, 2012

Wells Fargo settles huge $175 million discriminatory lending lawsuit

In New York, Wells Fargo agreed to pay $175 million in order to settle discrimination lending practices lawsuit which was brought by minority borrowers who claim they were discriminated against. The Department of Justice had accused Wells Fargo of discriminating against African-American and Hispanic borrowers by having them get involved in more expensive subprime loans. More than 30,000 minority borrowers between 2004 and 2009 were affected. See Growing statistics such as these highlight the importance […]