Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

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Agency toughens protections for pregnant workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination. The government has updated 30-year-old guidelines, citing “the persistence of overt pregnancy discrimination, as well as the emergence of more subtle discriminatory practices.” The […]


Abercrombie settles Calif. suits over head scarves

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Trendy clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has agreed to make religious accommodations to its policy governing employees’ appearance as part of a settlement of discrimination lawsuits filed in California. The lawsuits […]


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Abused disabled Iowa plant workers awarded $240M

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Wednesday awarded a total of $240 million to 32 mentally disabled Iowa turkey processing plant workers for what an expert witness described as years of “virtual enslavement” […]


Panda Express sued for sexual harassment

KAPAA, Hawaii (AP) – A federal agency claims teenage girls working at a Panda Express restaurant on Kauai were groped and demeaned. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s federal lawsuit alleges sexual harassment on behalf […]


EEOC: Iowa food warehouse condoned racist graffiti

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit on behalf of black employees of a national food distribution company, alleging that supervisors condoned discrimination by allowing racist graffiti […]


Trucking firm pays $630K in discrimination suit

FONTANA, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California trucking firm operating in 11 Western states is paying $630,000 to settle a racially-charged harassment and discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a federal court […]



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