February 25, 2013

Female NYPD Sgt. blackmailed suicidal cop into the bedroom

Highway Safety Officer Matthew Schindler, 39, committed suicide last year after his sex-crazed supervisor demanded he sleep with her or watch his career suffer. The officer’s surviving spouse, Gina Schindler, has filed a lawsuit claiming that her husband believed he would suffer tangible detriment in his job, job assignments, working conditions and future prospects if he did not submit to the sexual advances. Matthew Schindler, father of three, was having an affair with his supervisor […]
December 7, 2012

IHOP franchise settles sex discrimination class-action suit for $1 million

The owner of six franchised IHOP restaurants in New Mexico has agreed to settle a class sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for $1 million. Business Insurance reported that the EEOC alleged that Lee Broadnax general manager of the restaurants, subjected female employees to sexually offensive conduct, including sexual comments, innuendo and unwanted touching. The lawsuit was filed in September 2011 against Fahim Adi, owner of the restaurants. After complaints were […]
December 7, 2012

NYC steakhouse settles male-on-male sexual harassment case

Sparks, the well-known New York City steakhouse reached a $600,000 settlement of a male-on-male sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEOC said 22 male waiters at Spark were subjected to harassment based on their sex, chiefly by one male manager, over a nearly eight-year period. The agency said the misconduct included inappropriate comments and touching. Although many waiters complained to other managers and Sparks’ owners, the harassment did […]
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. […]
November 29, 2012

Big Lots pays $155,000 to settle sex harassment case

The Big Lots closeout chain has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit involving its Fort Smith, Ark., store for $155,000. The company will pay $155,000 to four claimants and furnish other relief to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC. The EEOC’s lawsuit charged that the male store manager of the Fort Smith store subjected female employees to sexual harassment, including sexually offensive comments and requests for sexual favors.  […]
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 […]
October 18, 2012

NYU dental school lawsuit by former student to avail civil rights

A former honors student who attended NYU’s dental school sued the academic institution claiming that she had to meet a $38,000 quota in clinical work in order to earn her degree, in addition to having to invest in more classes to graduate. Katie Kickertz, 28 years old, was the former student and is now licensed to be a dentist in Illinois. Her lawsuit was won in order for NYU to honor and recognizer her BA […]