EEOC Updates from May 2016

EEOC Issues New Resource Document Addressing Issues Related to Leave and Disability

On May 9, 2016, the EEOC issued a new resource document which addresses the rights of employees with disabilities who seek sick leave as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA(1990).  During the fiscal year of 2015, disability charges from the EEOC reached a new high and increased 6% over the charges from 2014. 

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Company to settle with EEOC for $250,000 for Discrimination and Retaliation Suit

A Filipino-American man was terminated for complaining to the company’s safety manager about harassment while on the job.  This man was subject to constantly mocked because of his race and on one occasion, the manager urinated on the man’s legs while he was working on a truck, while the supervisor witnessed it.  This violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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 Company to Pay $140,000 to Resolve Discrimination Against Transgender Employee

 After an investigation by the local EEOC Office, the investigation proved that the company was in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, including bias based on transgender status, and subjecting employees to different terms and conditions.   After telling co-workers about her plan to transition from a male to a female, the employer barred the employee from accessing the workplace the following day.

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 Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Leads to $85,000 settlement with EEOC

 The owner of a company constantly subjected female employees to unwanted touching, sexual innuendo, and constant egregious sexual harassment.  Also, the employer offered to trade money for ‘favors’, and retaliated against the employees by reducing hours or giving negative references to prospective employers.  Sexual harassment and constructive termination based on sex and retaliation violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.   

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