September 27, 2012

$2.75 Million from WRS Compass for Victims of Race Harassment at Clean-Up Site

A Tampa-based environmental clean-up company has agreed to pay $2.75 million to resolve a race discrimination case brought the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit charged that WRS Environment and Infrastructure, Inc. (d/b/a WRS Compass) subjected seven black workers at its Lake Calumet, Illinois, site to a racially hostile work environment. When two of the black workers complained about this campaign of harassment, they were laid off. The monetary relief will compensate eleven […]
September 26, 2012

TSA orders retraining in wake of recent racial profiling in Newark airport

After reports surfaced of racial profiling at airports in Newark, Honolulu and Boston, the Transportation Security Administration is ordering refresher training for behavior detection workers at 161 airports. In addition, the TSA is reviewing training, data collection and other elements of the nationwide program. Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, has directed TSA to take steps to prevent profiling. Those steps include working with Homeland Security’s civil rights consultant to review training programs and curriculum; […]
September 26, 2012

Overweight Massachusetts Woman Outraged That She Was Refused Medical Treatment

Ida Davidson, a Massachusetts woman, is outraged after a doctor turned her away because of her weight. Davidson, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, claims that Dr. Helen Carter, a primary care physician at the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worchester, refused to treat her because she is clinically obese. Davidson claims the center has adopted a policy after several of her employees were injured while helping overweight patients. It remains unclear what type of injuries her employees […]
September 24, 2012

Mercy Hospice Sued By EEOC for Disability Bias

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against Trinity Home Health System member Mercy Hospice because of their refusal to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled nurse, Patricia Barriger. The Mercy Hospice later fired Barriger. Barriger tried to return to work from a medical leave of absence. Instead of providing her with a reasonable accommodation, the company discharged her because, according to the company, she was an inactive employee who was […]
September 17, 2012

Truck Dealership sued for National Origin Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

In Seattle, a used-truck dealership was sued for national origin discrimination by violating a federal law and for sexual harassment. The lawsuit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). It was claimed that the dealership’s general manager engaged in ongoing harassment aimed at a Filipino American male employee. The dealership is accused of failing to stop the same sex abuse. The dealership is currently ranked as the top independent truck dealer in […]
September 17, 2012

Raymond Roth violates court restraining order

Raymond Roth is a Long Island man who has been accused of faking his own death by drowning off the coast off Jones Beach. He was recently arrested for violating an order of protection which his wife issued against him because he repeatedly calls her on her cellphone. He allegedly faked his own death to collect insurance money. See full article While there has been no domestic violence in the marriage described above, some women […]
September 10, 2012

Puyallup Truck Dealership Sued by EEOC for National Origin and Sexual Harassment

A Puyallup, Wash., used-truck dealership violated federal law when its general manager engaged in ongoing harassment targeting a Filipino American male employee. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the company. According to the EEOC, the male supervisor aimed demeaning comments at Northwest Motorsport’s Internet marketing manager, Bayani Salcedo, for many month. The harassment included frequent and derogatory observations about Salcedo’s Filipino national origin and purported sexual attributes. Full article. […]