Items filtered by date: September 2014

A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a race discrimination claim filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against Rosebud Restaurants. In its complaint, the EEOC charged that the Chicago-area Italian restaurant chain refused to hire African-Americans because of their race.

Lakeland Eye Clinic, a Lakeland, Fla.-based organization of health care professionals, will pay $150,000 to settle one of the first two lawsuits ever filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging sex discrimination against a transgender individual.

As a recent case demonstrates, an employer cannot force an employee to leave her job because of concerns that she cannot perform her job duties due to the pregnancy.

Reddit CEO and former venture capitalist Ellen Pao has filed a notice of appeal in her gender discrimination against venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), according to a filing submitted to the Superior Court of California on June 1.

Facebook has announced that global employees will receive four months of paid parental leave (also known as “baby bonding” leave).

The California Court of Appeal, Third District, has held in Higgins-Williams v.  Sutter Medical Foundation, that an employee’s inability to work under a particular supervisor because of anxiety and stress related to the supervisor’s standard oversight of job performance is not a disability pursuant to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Mountaire Farms, Inc., will pay $48,000 to settle a lawsuit for retaliation filed by the U.S.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has charged that RockTenn CP, LLC formerly known as Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation (“RockTenn”), allegedly discriminated against a disabled employee and then unlawfully fired him.

Cintas Corporation, a major uniform manufacturer and supplier, has agreed to pay $1,500,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S.

At as Summit on Disability and Employment, the White House announced a new guide for employers related to the employment of disabled individuals, created by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).