Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Mar 6, 2023

Exxon Mobil sued as 5 nooses displayed at Louisiana facility

Exxon Mobil Corp. violated federal law for failing to take sufficient action as five hangman’s nooses were displayed at a Louisiana facility, the U.S. government said in a lawsuit.

Nov 24, 2021

Greyhound settles EEOC religious discrimination lawsuit over treatment of Muslim driver

Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $45,000 to settle a religious discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2019. The Dallas-based bus carrier and the EEOC signed off on the settlement Monday in U.S. District Court in Maryland. The lawsuit accused Greyhound of failing to accommodate the religious beliefs of a bus […]

Mar 1, 2021

Hyattsville consulting firm settles ADA claim with EEOC

A Washington-based management consulting firm will pay $60,000 in settlement of a claim that it violated the federal Americans with Disabilities Act when it fired an employee in its Hyattsville office who needed six weeks of after-hours medical treatment for a benign brain tumor. Optimal Solutions & Technologies Inc.’s settlement with the U.S. Equal Employment […]

Dec 8, 2020

Pet waste removal company settles pregnancy bias claim in Rockville

A pet waste removal company will pay a former employee $40,000 in settlement of a federal lawsuit alleging it fired the woman from its Rockville facility because she was pregnant. DoodyCalls Inc. admitted no wrongdoing in agreeing to settle with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which filed the suit last year in federal district […]

Dec 1, 2020

Baltimore security firm settles Equal Pay Act claim with EEOC

A Baltimore-based security company has agreed to pay 10 women a total of $4,302 to settle a federal agency’s claim they were illegally paid less than their male colleagues for standing guard at events at Royal Farms Arena between October 2016 and March 2018. Davis & Davis Enterprise Inc. paid the female security guards a […]

Nov 9, 2020

Cleaning firm settles national origin bias claim in Hyattsville

A nationwide cleaning company will pay $37,500 to settle federal claims a woman was subjected to a derogatory tirade and illegally fired from her janitorial job in Hyattsville because she was an El Salvadoran immigrant with limited command of English, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stated last week. Marta Rivas had been working for […]

Sep 13, 2019

M&T Bank violated ADA’s accommodation duty, judge rules

M&T Bank violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to provide the reasonable accommodation of reassignment for a Baltimore branch manager after she took short-term disability leave during her complicated pregnancy, a federal judge has ruled. But U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander added that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provided “no basis […]

Mar 11, 2019

Former court employee sues Baltimore clerk’s office for gender bias

A former employee of the Baltimore City Circuit Court filed a federal lawsuit against the clerk’s office Thursday, alleging she was fired in retaliation for complaining about sex discrimination. Erica Lunn claims she filed complaints internally saying that the dress code for court employees was enforced unevenly and that female employees were forced to “pirouette” in front [&he[...]

Aug 10, 2018

Lawsuit: United Airlines did not intervene in pilot’s harassment of flight attendant

Federal officials have sued United Airlines, alleging that company officials did nothing to protect a female flight attendant from years of harassment by a male colleague.

Aug 14, 2017

EEOC sues staffing agency after worker fired at Walter Reed

A Texas-based health care staffing agency is facing a federal lawsuit for firing an employee with sickle-cell anemia working at Walter Reed Military Medical Center instead of reassigning her to another position. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has accused Dependable Health Services Inc. of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for firing a phlebotomist […]

Jul 24, 2017

EEOC alleges racial discrimination, retaliation at Woodlawn security facility

A Virginia-based security services company is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly ceasing to accommodate a Muslim employee after he complained of racial and religious harassment at its Woodlawn facility. MVM Inc. has been accused by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for violations of the Civil Rights Act dating as far back as September 2015, according […]

Jul 5, 2017

EEOC suing janitorial service company for racial discrimination

A national company that provides janitorial services to more than 200 entities in Maryland is facing a federal lawsuit for allegedly engaging in discriminatory practices against African Americans. Florida-based Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC showed an “ongoing pattern” of discrimination against African Americans by refusing to hire job applicants of that race for custodian, lead custodian[...]

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