When one employee experienced racial harassment so severe he was forced to quit, the EEOC stepped in. Driven Fence, a fencing company outside of Chicago, was hit with a lawsuit from the EEOC after permitting a racially hostile work environment. According to the lawsuit, an African-American employee was continually subjected to racial slurs. Ultimately, when […]
Here’s a case that reminds us just why the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was established in the first place.
Considering a candidate’s financial fitness in hiring decisions is getting trickier.
Discrimination is not something you want to go ignored, especially if you have a large workforce. Here’s a great example of why managers can’t let complaints slide to the back burner.
When an employee wants to transfer to a new department, but isn’t qualified for the job, it seems like a fairly straightforward situation. But one offhand comment can quickly turn an open and shut case into a lengthy legal battle.
When several employees complained of a manager’s racist comment, a company suspended that manager. But when one employee demanded further action, he was let go, resulting in legal trouble for the company. Escalated complaint Tou Vang worked at a Nestle frozen pizza facility in Wisconsin. When a line manager made a racist comment, Vang and […]
Once again this year, retaliation was No. 1 on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s hit parade.
Here’s an extreme example of how an employer can be left holding the bag for some of its managers’ thoughtless actions.
A staffing agency and a transportation company will each pay $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit. The suit accused the pair of subjecting African American employees to unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the suit. It targeted two defendants: Kimco Staffing Services, which is based in California, and Ryder […]
As far as race bias claims go, these two are particularly outrageous — and the companies where the harassed employees worked will now pay for failing to take appropriate action.
Race discrimination cases don’t get much more egregious than this – and monetary awards don’t get much higher, either.
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