February 4, 2015

Sexual Harassment of Men in the Workplace—Urban Legend or Reality?

Sexual Harassment Claims by Men Continue to Increase According to a study conducted by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), about 15,000 claims are filed every year alleging sexual harassment in the workplace. Though the total number has been steadily decreasing over the last decade, the number of lawsuits filed by men alleging harassment by female supervisors has tripled, with more than one in ten workplace sexual harassment claims now being filed by male employees […]
September 24, 2012

Manhattan VA Hospital helps women

In response to the alarming number of female veterans who have been sexually assaulted during tours of duty, Dr. Nancy Lutwak has launched a relief mission at the Manhattan VA Hospital. Dr. Lutwak has opened a female-only emergency room at the Manhattan VA Hospital to treat female veterans posttraumatic syndrome. Dr. Lutwak’s program is the first of 117 VA emergency rooms in the country. The center has dedicated a separate space and staff for women. […]
September 5, 2012

Hawaii Electric Company to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc., will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). HECO, an electric distribution company, is the primary energy provider for the Hawaiian islands. The complaint alleged that HECO denied an employee a meter reader position due to an eye condition. The employee had a congenital eye condition resulting in blindness in one eye. The […]
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 24, 2012

Postal Service plans to Default on $5.5 billion bill which could affect current employees

The U.S. Postal Service is expected to default a huge debt owed to the government in the amount of $5.5 billion dollars. The US Postal Service has made it known that it is experiencing financial struggles which may have an effect on thousands of job holders. It is unable to pay toward retiree health benefits. Day-to-day operations will remain in effect as normal but the agency’s debt is rising. Under a law passed by Congress […]
August 20, 2012

Fake Drowning by Long Island Man being Investigated

Evana Roth is the wife of Raymond Roth. She recently held a press conference stating that as she was planning her husband’s funeral she discovered that he had not actually died from drowning at Jones Beach. Her husband was discovered to be alive and well in Florida. She now suspects it was all a scam to collect on money from a life insurance policy. She also now fears for her safety after she revealed emails […]
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 […]