Human Resources News & Insights

Price tag for sex and age discrimination: $250k

The EEOC just struck a blow on behalf of over-40 female employees across the country.  

Landmark settlement in case alleging bias based on sexual orientation

We’re betting we’ll be seeing a lot more of this new type of bias case — the EEOC just announced a settlement in one of its first lawsuits alleging discrimination based on sexual orientation.  

Union to pay $1.65M for race discrimination settlement — and the case goes on

A labor union and its apprenticeship program will pay $1.65 million to settle part of a race discrimination suit that was first filed in 1971 — and will continue.  

Sex discrimination lawsuits cost four employers a bundle

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has made it clear that its chief enforcement target is “systematic” discrimination on the part of employers. And the agency’s making good on that threat: Here are recent settlements of sex discrimination lawsuits that will cost four companies a total of $4.2 million.  

Sexual harassment suits net nearly $600k in penalties

It’s said death and taxes are the two inevitable factors in our lives, but we’ve got an additional nominee: sexual harassment in the workplace. Here are a couple of recent examples.  

EEOC wins big in age bias, wage discrimination cases

Just in case you thought the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was easing up: The agency recently resolved two separate discrimination cases to the tune of about $164k.  

Another harassment suit, another expensive settlement

The EEOC continues to crack down on allegations of sexual harassment in the agricultural industry. Latest settlement cost: $450,000.  

Double whammy in EEOC settlement ends in $600k price tag

Wow. When this company does sexual harassment, it really does it up big.  

Cared for sick wife for two years, and nobody told him of his FMLA rights

For two years, Jeffrey Angstadt used his personal, sick and vacation days and worked remotely to balance his work obligations and to care for his sick wife. And during that entire time, nobody told him he was eligible to take FMLA leave.  

Reminder: The states are looking at your pay practices, too

Just a reminder: It’s not just the feds who are on the lookout for wage and hour violators — it’s state authorities, too.