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 5, 2012

In-N-Out Burger sued for race discrimination in hiring

A class action lawsuit was filed in California alleging that the popular In-N-Out burger chain discriminates against people of color. The lawsuit claims that certain individuals are being discriminated against by their age, race and or color. The action was brought by two African American men over the age of 40. The complaint states that one applied for a job in Oakland California in June. In August he was told he didn’t get the job. […]
October 5, 2012

Britney Spears settles with ex-bodyguard who sued her for sexual harassment

Britney Spears has settled a lawsuit with Fernando Flores. Flores filed a lawsuit claiming Spears flashed her genitals to him. Flores stated the pop star would intentionally drop a lighter in his presence, bend over to pick it up and “thereby expose her uncovered genitals.” In addition, Flores stated Spears abused her children. Spears denied all allegations but agreed to settle the two-year battle. The settlement is undisclosed. Full article. Sexual harassment is a form […]
September 27, 2012

Patty Tipton Company Agrees settles religious discrimination claim

In Kentucky, the Patty Tipton Company, which is a local staffing agency in the state, will settle a religious discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The lawsuit alleged that a female applicant, Megan Woodard, who applied for a temporary job at the 2010 World Equestrian Games (WEG) held in Lexington, Kentucky, was not employed by the agency because she would not wear pants on the job, citing to religious reasons. […]
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 3, 2012

Pinetop Lakeside Sanitary District to Settle EEOC Charges of Discrimination

Arizona based Pinetop-Lakeside Sanitary District (PLSD) will furnish monetary and other relief to settle charges of sexual harassment and retaliation which were filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC had concluded in its investigation that employees Melissa Kenchiova and Susanne Royce were subjected to sexual harassment by former supervisor Alfonso Martinez.  PLSD later retaliated against Kenchiova and Royce for complaining about it.  PLSD denied the allegations, any wrongdoing, retaliation, or any […]