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.  […]
July 9, 2012

Notre Dame, Catholic Groups Suing Obama Administration Over Birth Control Mandate

Roman Catholic leaders filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the diocese, schools, and healthcare agencies against the Obama administration arguing the requirement violates religious freedom.  Health and Human Services adopted the mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage to improve health care for women. Last year, an advisory panel from the Institute of Medicine, which advises the federal government, recommended including birth control on the list of covered services, partly because it promotes […]
June 25, 2012

Discrimination claims against Lenders brought by pregnant women

Various lenders across the country are settling lawsuits based on the fact tat they have denied mortgage loans to women solely because they are pregnant or on temporary maternity leave.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has found that in California, the Lending Tree Loans Company will pay $15,000 to a woman who claimed her application to refinance her mortgage was denied because she was on maternity leave.  Additionally, the HUD found that […]
September 10, 2011

Florida Nursing Home Sued for Religious Discrimination By EEOC

Boca Raton nursing and rehabilitation facility has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for violating federal law. The EEOC has charged the nursing home for firing an employee over keeping the Sabbath issues. The nursing home called the Menorah House allegedly denied religious accommodation to employee, Philomene Augustin, because of her religious beliefs.
August 5, 2011

Plans for ‘Real Housewives of the Bible’ in Future

Ty Adams, a web-based evangelist and author, is producing a new reality series: “The Real Housewives of the Bible.”
July 14, 2011

EEOC Sues Tideland EMC For Disability Discrimination

The Tideland Electric Membership Corporation (Tideland EMC), a North Carolina based utility company, unlawfully failed to accommodate a disabled employee and then fired him because of his disability.