Employment discrimination goes against the principles upon which the United States was founded. However, suing the malefactors can take years to resolve and then even more years before settlements are realized.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.
Most employers with fifteen or more employees are covered by EEOC, although age discrimination laws apply only to companies with 20 or more employees. Many states have additional laws covering employers with fewer employees.
The laws that the EEOC enforces are:
Employees in these protected categories who are experiencing discrimination are urged to immediately file a report with the EEOC and engage an attorney specialized in employment discrimination law to pursue their case and protect their rights.
Significant recent employment discrimination suits include:
Hill County Farms doing business as Henry’s Turkey Service. On May 5, 2013 the EEOC was awarded damages of $240 million, the largest verdict in the agency’s history, for disability discrimination and severe abuse. The company subjected a group of 32 men with intellectual disabilities to severe abuse and discrimination for a period between 2007 and 2009, after 20 years of similar mistreatment.
New Breed Logistics. On May 10, 2013 a jury awarded more than $1.5 million in a sexual harassment and retaliation suit. The company was charged with subjecting three female employees to sexual harassment and then retaliating against them and one male employee for opposing the harassment.
Dillard’s Department Stores. The chain paid $2 million to settle a class action disability discrimination lawsuit challenging the company’s policy of requiring all employees to disclose personal and confidential medical information in order to be approved for sick leave. Claims were also resolved that the company, in violation of the ADA, terminated a class of employees for taking sick leave beyond the maximum amount of time allowed.
Cases currently pending in court include:
Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC. The nationwide retailer of sporting goods is being sued by the EEOC for failing to hire African-American and Hispanic applicants for positions in its retail stores nationwide, and retaliating against employees who opposed the discriminatory practices, violating Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Texas Roadhouse. The EEOC is currently pursuing an action against the chain, alleging that since 2007 the company has refused to hire people 40 years and older for “front of the house” and other visible positions, violating the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
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