Tag: Equal-Employment-Opportunity-Commission

EEOC, Colorado, construction company, disability discrimination

Colorado Construction Company Reaches Settlement in EEOC Disability Discrimination Case

A Colorado construction company will pay $42,000 to settle a disability discrimination case brought by the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Gollnick Construction Inc d/b/a Colorado Excavating, Gollnick Construction, which operates under the name Colorado Excavating, was accused of discriminating against a…

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Goodwill Industries to Pay $65,000 to Settle Disability Discrimination Suit

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey, Inc. touts its hiring of people with disabilities, but recently settled a workplace discrimination lawsuit for $65,000. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought the lawsuit against Goodwill and announced Monday that the two groups had settled. According to…

Starkey, Archdiocese, Catholic

Catholic School Guidance Counsellor Fired for Sexual Orientation Suing Archdiocese of Indianapolis for Discrimination

Lynn Starkey was a guidance counselor at the Catholic Roncalli High School in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis for nearly 40 years — until the archdiocese fired her for marrying another woman. Now, she is suing for discrimination. Starkey filed the lawsuit July 29, alleging the archdiocese and the school discriminated against her…

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

If the United States government were a company and President Trump an employer, his tweet in which he told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries would constitute as workplace discrimination. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were…

Trump Administration to Weaken Workplace Discrimination Protections

A budget cut proposal from the Trump administration would significantly impact the government’s ability to protect America’s civil rights laws, according to more than 70 civil rights activist groups. The proposal would merge the Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)…

DiversityInc Top 50 Companies Endorse Equality Act

60 businesses, including numerous DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and 25 Noteworthy Companies, have publicly endorsed the Equality Act of 2015, a bill that would put an end to workplace discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity which is still currently legal in most states. According to…

EEOC Files First-Ever Sexual Orientation Discrimination Lawsuits

In a historic move, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed its first two lawsuits for discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation. In most states, it is still legal for employers to fire workers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity; according to the Human Rights Campaign…

'Game-Changer': Federal Agencies to Increase People with Disabilities in Workforce

By Frank Kineavy Shutterstock The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hasproposed a rulethat would require every federal agency to achieve a 12 percent workforce representation rate of people with disabilities. Additionally, they would have to attain 2 percent representation of people with severe and/or intellectual disabilities. These could include…