Discrimination and Harassment

The American Dental Association, which is headquartered in Chicago, has agreed to pay $1.95 million to resolve two charges of discrimination against its in-house counsel and HR director, which were investigated by the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

The Guardian is reporting that the US Department of Labor (DOL), has evidence of “systemic compensation disparities” by Google against its female employees.

Texas Roadhouse, a national, Kentucky-based restaurant chain, will pay $12 million and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

On April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a highly anticipated en banc decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, holding that sexual orientation falls within Title VII of the Civil Right Act of 1964’s definition of sex.

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.