August 1, 2012

Albuquerque Bakery & Café Settles EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit

Jaazrubin, LLC, doing business as Savory Fare Bakery and Café in Albuquerque, has agreed to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  The EEOC charged that Savory Fare subjected Laura Mitchell to discrimination because of her disability.  Mitchell is hearing impaired and has a minor speech impediment. The EEOC claimed that Mitchell was denied job advancement and job training to a position as a cashier from a dishwasher/busser […]
June 18, 2012

Terry Branstad, Iowa Governor, Slapped With $1 Million Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

Commissioner Christopher Godfrey is demanding $1 million in compensation Iowa Governor Terry Branstad asked him to resign and later cut Godfrey’s salary after he refused. Godfrey is alleging defamation, harassment, sexual discrimination and extortion against the state based on his sexual orientation.  Godfrey claims he was treated differently than others because he is gay.  In a statement issued by a spokesperson for the Iowa governor, the governor believes he was was acting well within the […]
April 30, 2012

Family Dollar Stores settles Sexual Harassment Lawsuit for $45,000

In Virginia, a Family Dollar store was singled out when the Store Manager groped and then propositioned a female employee for sex. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sued the store for sexual harassment and the store has agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the suit.
April 12, 2012

Pepsi to Pay Penalties for Hiring Discrimination

Pepsi beverage company will pay $3.13 million, provide job offers and offer training to resolve a race discrimination lawsuit which was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
March 27, 2012

Anti – Gay Group Tells JC Penney to Fire Ellen DeGeneres

One Million Moms, an anti-gay activist group tied to the American Family Association, is calling on retailer JC Penney to drop talk Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson.
February 21, 2012

Arizona Bank accused of Age and Sex Discrimination brought by EEOC

In Arizona, a financial corporation doing business as the Bank of Albuquerque, has been accused of unlawfully terminating two managers, Elizabeth Morantes and Yolanda Fernandez because of their age.
January 23, 2012

AutoZone Injunction to make Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilities

A federal court in Illinois has ordered an injunction against AutoZone, Inc., to reasonably accommodate for disabilities of its retail employees in central Illinois for three years and must keep records of these requests for four years.