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 […]
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 […]