EEOC Announces that a California Farm Settled a Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for $300,000

The EEOC announced the settlement in July 2018. The EEOC had accused a farm manager of sexually harassing four female workers in the following ways: Leering at them Grabbing the female workers in their private areas Making comments that were sexual And forcing them to be touched and kissed – though thos...

New York Manufacturer Agrees to Settle an EEOC Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit for $93,000

Porous Materials, a New York manufacturer recently agreed to settle a case brought by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The federal agency’s lawsuit was based on charges or discrimination based on race, sex, and national origin. The lawsuit also included a claim for retaliation. The EEOC compl...

Some of NASA’s Harassment Policies and Procedures

Employers in California need to have policies to help prevent discrimination in the workplace, sexual harassment, and other types of harassment. These policies should explain what the mangers, employees, and anyone who works in the company should and shouldn’t do. The policies should clearly explain the right...

Supreme Court Case to Decide the Right of Employers to Fire Employees Based Solely on their LBGT Status

According to the National Law Review, there are several key employment cases that should be decided in 2020. One of these cases involves LGBT rights. These cases will have a major impact on civil rights. It is expected to affect about eight million LGBT people in America. Three related cases were argued in the US Su...

Key Facts Concerning Discrimination Based on National Origin

Employees who are discriminated at work based on their country of origin generally have the right to file claims with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and in federal and state courts. Most discrimination lawsuits are based on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII generally applies if...

Justice Department Announces False Claims Act Lawsuit Settlement of Case for Kickbacks to Executives Through Sham Counseling

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on March 5, 2020 that it has intervened in two whistleblower cases against Spine Frontier, Inc. (SpineFrontier) and related companies and individuals. The case was brought pursuant to the False Claims Act which allows whistleblowers to receive a percentage of any successful ...

Jury Awards Nearly $17 Million to Former Ford Employee for Workplace Discrimination

The New York Post reported that a former Ford engineer was entitled to nearly $17 million from the automaker because two supervisors had “repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent.” The Michigan jury found that the employee was subjected to discrimination and to retaliation for rep...

Hitachi Automotive Systems Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit for $85,000

The EEOC announced recently that Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., agreed to settle a disability discrimination claim for $85,000 and other relief. Hitachi is a global supplier of automotive parts. The lawsuit by the EEOC claimed that Hitachi had refused to accommodate the disability of an assembly worker and ...

Feds Sue Yale Hospital for Age Discrimination of Older Clinicians

According to the Hartford Courant in Connecticut, the federal government has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against Yale New Haven Hospital because the hospital requires that all medical staff 70-years of age and older must pass and eye test and a cognitive examination. The lawsuit filed by the federal Equal Em...

Employment of Infants in the Entertainment Industry. AB 267

A new law, AB 267, passed in September 2019 provides additional employment protections for infants including their work as models and their recording. Prior to the passage of the new law, employers who hired minors required the written consent of the California Labor Commission if the minor was under 16 – for cert...