Federal EEOC Warned Census Bureau Of Likely Discrimination, Lawsuit Claims

NEW YORK - An amended complaint filed in a federal lawsuit alleges that the U.S. Census Bureau ignored a pointed, detailed warning by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that its screening process for hiring more than 1 million temporary census workers could result in massive racial...

Fox News Sued Over Reporter's Bias Charges

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal authorities are suing the Fox News Network for allegedly retaliating against a reporter after she complained about unequal pay and job conditions based on her gender and age. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Fox News Channel reporter Catherine Herridge...

Filipinos Sue California Hospital Over English-Only Rule

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Dozens of Filipino hospital workers in California claim they were the only ethnic group targeted by a rule requiring them to speak only English at work, and want to take their case to federal court. The group of 52 nurses and medical staff filed a complaint Tuesday. . . . Full version...

Job Bias Claims Set New Record On Disability Surge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal job bias complaints climbed to record levels last year, led by a surge in workers claiming discrimination based on disability. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says charges of disability discrimination rose by about 17 percent to 25,165 claims. Overall, the...

Supreme Court: Title VII Forbids Third-Party Retaliation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) An employer may not use third-party reprisal as a means of retaliating against the third party's fiancée, an employee who filed a discrimination claim, and the third-party employee has standing to sue the employer, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan...

Supreme Court Says Company Can't Fire Employee's Fiancée

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court says companies can't fire people simply because they are in a relationship with other employees who complain of discrimination. The high court on Monday unanimously ruled for Eric Thompson, who was fired from a North American Stainless plant in Kentucky...

Lawsuit Claims Discrimination At Louisiana Oil Services Company

BATON ROUGE, La. - (AP) About 230 current and former employees at a Louisiana-based oil services company have filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying they were forced to work in facilities where racist graffiti, slurs and discrimination are commonplace. The lawsuit was filed this week in a Texas federal...

Agency Sues California Contractor, Farms In Thai Workers Case

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal agency has sued a California-based labor contractor and farms in Washington and Hawaii alleging discrimination against more than 200 Thai workers in what was called its largest human trafficking case in agriculture. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits...

EEOC Sues Over India Immigrant Workers' Treatment

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - (AP) A federal agency claims in a lawsuit filed this week that hundreds of people recruited in India to work for an oil rig construction company in Mississippi and Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina were forced into oppressive living arrangements and subjected to harsh language...

Verizon To Pay $20 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit

BALTIMORE - (AP) Verizon will pay $20 million to resolve a lawsuit over its treatment of disabled employees who missed work as a result of their disabilities. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Wednesday. In the lawsuit filed in Maryland, the EEOC said Verizon unlawfully...