August 7, 2013

EEOC Accuses Health Insurance Broker of Age Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against a Melville, New York based health insurance brokerage, alleging that the company systematically discriminated against certain employees based on their age. In the complaint, the EEOC claims that PJP Health Agency Inc. routinely subjected only its three administrative staff members older than 40 to vulgar, age-based insults and eventually fired the employees for complaining about the ongoing harassment. The lawsuit was filed on […]
November 3, 2011

Religious Discrimination Claimed Against Veterans Affairs Officials

In Houston, TX, a lawsuit has accused Veterans Affairs officials of religious discrimination. The lawsuit was filed by the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, the American Legion Post 586 and the National Memorial Ladies. The lawsuit alleges the Houston National Cemetery for banning religious words such as “God” or “Jesus” and banning prayers at soldiers’ funerals.
September 30, 2011

New United Motors & Manufacturing, Inc. Settles $6 Million Lawsuit

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.
August 24, 2011

GOP Candidates’ Statements About Slavery

Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum have signed a pledge to the Family Leader and in doing so have signed their names to a controversial preamble which suggests that black children born into slavery had better family structures than black children today.
August 16, 2011

Florida Eatery Charged By EEOC For Sexual Harassment

Hurricane Grill and Wings is a restaurant which was charged with violating federal law as it allegedly permitted a regular customer to sexually harass female employees.
June 27, 2011

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Security Officer Claims Racism

Anthony Quarless, 47 years old, is a former head of security at Brooklyn Botanic Garden who filed a federal discrimination complaint against the gardens after he contacted the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in October 2009.
June 27, 2011

Air Force Commander Accused of Discrimination

Air force commander Col. Randal Bright of the 512th Airlift Wing at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware is currently under investigation after three other officers have accused him of promoting an environment of intimidation, favoritism, sexism and age discrimination.