Discrimination and Harassment

Nestlé Waters North America, the world's largest bottled water company, will pay $300,000, and provide other relief, to resolve a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued CRST Expedited Inc., a national trucking company, alleging that the company violated federal law when it failed to accommodate, refused to hire and retaliated against a job candidate because he used a service dog.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Zetwick v. County of Yolo, has ruled that unwelcome workplace hugs may create a hostile work environment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Uber is opening an "urgent investigation" after a former employee alleged her supervisor subjected her to sexism and harassment at the company.

On September 4, 2013, Pierre Daniel (Daniel), an actor, worked as an extra in a movie entitled, A Haunted House 2 (Open Road Films 2014). 

Three related Hawaii tour companies -- Discovering Hidden Hawaii Tours, Inc., Hawaii Tours and Transporta­tion, Inc. and Big Kahuna Luau, Inc. – have been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for violating federal anti-discrimination laws for allegedly allowing the ongoing sexual harassment of male employees.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that it has extended for 40 days the public input period on its proposed enforcement guidance on unlawful workplace harassment.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) has resolved two lawsuits against a group of affiliated coal mining companies that it alleged were engaging in hiring practices that effectively excluded women from working in the underground mines and in other coal production positions.

President Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to fill the 11-month-old vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night, fulfilling his campaign promise to appoint a conservative justice to replace Antonin Scalia.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions will pay over $1.2 million in back pay and interest and provide additional relief to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination against women. LexisNexis provides computer-assisted legal and business research and risk management services. During fiscal years 2015 and 2016, the company had millions of dollars in federal contracts with the U.S. government. Two separate investigations by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that, as of  December 2012 and continuing thereafter, LexisNexis paid 26 female employees in Operational Leadership jobs substantially less than males employed in the same jobs in Boca Raton, Florida.  OFCCP’s investigations further found that, as of December 2012, LexisNexis paid 185 female employees in Operational Leadership jobs substantially less than their male counterparts in Alpharetta, Georgia. The agency found a significant difference in pay in both locations even after taking into account legitimate factors that affect pay level. Executive Order 11246 prohibits federal contractors from engaging in compensation discrimination on the basis of sex. Read more here.

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