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TCI Of Alabama to Pay $90,000 to Settle Retaliation Lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. –TCI of Alabama, LLC, a recycling, removal, disposal and repair company, will pay $90,000 and provide other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retaliation lawsuit, the federal agency announced today.

EEOC Sues Smithfield Foods for Age Discrimination

ATLANTA – Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Smithfield Fresh Meats Sales Corporation (together, “Smithfield Foods”), which operate a food processing business that specializes in pork production, violated federal law when they fired a senior sales employee because of her age, the

EEOC Sues Lubin Logistics for Disability Discrimination

ATLANTA – Lubin Logistics Company, which operates as a package delivery contractor for the international shipping brand FedEx, violated federal law when it fired an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a

Chipotle to Pay $50,000 in EEOC Sexual Harassment Case

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Chipotle Services, LLC will pay $50,000 to a former crew member at its Prattville, Alabama restaurant location and will provide other relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),

Partner Spotlight: State Street

State Street‘s Tech Accessibility Taskforce was launched in 2020.
The team engages with various technology owners (End Users, Learning Technology and Design, Architecture, Cyber Security, Marketing) across the company.
To date the taskforce has: identified an owner for our WCAG conformance, outright

May Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for May.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief

Covenant Woods to Pay $78,000 in EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

ATLANTA – Covenant Woods Senior Living, LLC and BrightSpace Senior Living, LLC (together, “Covenant Woods”), which operate the Covenant Woods retirement community in Columbus, Georgia, will pay $78,000 to settle an age and disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S.

Liberty Energy to Pay $265,000 in EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit

ODESSA, Texas – Liberty Energy, Inc. doing business as Liberty Oilfield Services, LLC, will pay $265,000 to settle a race and national origin discrimination lawsuit brought on behalf of three mechanics by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the

Barrett Distribution Centers to Pay $60,000 in EEOC Retaliation Suit

MEMPHIS — Barrett Distribution Centers, LLC will pay $60,000 and furnish other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit for unlawful retaliation against an employee, the federal agency announced today.The EEOC suit alleged Barrett, along with

EEOC Releases Workplace Guidance to Prevent Harassment

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published final guidance on harassment in the workplace, “Enforcement Guidance on Harassment in the Workplace.” By providing this resource on the legal standards and employer liability applicable to harassment claims

EEOC Sues Chesterfield Valley Investors for Sexual Harassment

INDIANAPOLIS – Chesterfield Valley Investors, LLC, doing business as Gateway Classic Cars, violated federal law by subjecting a female employee to a hostile work environment because of her sex, the U.S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit

DHL to Pay $8.7 Million in EEOC Race Discrimination Lawsuit

CHICAGO – Delivery company DHL will pay $8.7 million and be subject to the oversight of a court-appointed monitor to settle a class race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.

Forbes: Meet America’s Best Employers For Diversity 2024

This seventh annual list was created in partnership with market research firm Statista, and is based partly on survey responses from more than 170,000 individuals working for organizations with at least 1,000 employees within the United States. Participants were asked

EEOC Sues Sureste Property Group for Race Discrimination

ATLANTA – Sureste Property Group and its divisions, Sureste Property Services and Sureste Development Group, an integrated real estate operating company and asset management firm, violated federal law when it terminated a Black employee because of his race, the U.S.

GAAD: Celebrating Digital Accessibility Around the Globe 365 Days a Year

Accessibility is at the core of disability inclusion. Today, companies are expected to continue to improve access to digital content, technologies, and experiences for employees and customers alike. On May 16th, 2024, Disability:IN will be celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Compiling Your Toolkit: Mental Wellness in the Workplace

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, annually recognized as a time to draw attention to the various mental health considerations for employees throughout the corporate landscape. 
According to Accenture, mental health challenges have impacted 9 out of 10 employees, with 69%

Red Robin to Pay $600,000 in EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

EVERETT, Wash. – Restaurant chain Red Robin International, Inc. agreed to pay $600,000 to four former employees and provide other injunctive relief to resolve a sexual harassment, retaliation and constructive discharge lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Sprouts Farmers Market Resolves EEOC Discrimination Charge

LOS ANGELES – Sprouts Farmers Market, a national grocery chain featuring natural foods, has settled a federal charge of sex discrimination including sexual harassment and retaliation filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.According

Eagle Marine Services to Pay $45,000 in EEOC Disability Lawsuit

NEW ORLEANS – Eagle Marine Services Electrical and Refrigeration, LLC, a marine services company based in Berwick, Louisiana, has agreed to pay a former job applicant $45,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity

Jacobson Memorial Hospital to Pay $45,000 in EEOC Retaliation Lawsuit

BISMARCK, N.D. – Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center, a critical access hospital in Elgin, North Dakota, will pay $45,000 and provide other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retaliation lawsuit, the federal agency announced today.According to

EEOC Issues Final Regulation on Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today issued a final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA), providing important clarity that will allow pregnant workers the ability to work and maintain a healthy pregnancy and

Partner Spotlight: The Hartford

Inclusion: Support for Mental Health and Physical Disabilities
by  The Hartford Staff

Companies committed to an inclusive culture support and celebrate employees for their abilities. But how can you include what you don’t see?

“Mental health is just as important as physical disabilities,

BaronHR to Pay $2.2 Million in EEOC Hiring Discrimination Lawsuit

LOS ANGELES – Nationwide staffing agency BaronHR, LLC will pay $2.2 million and enter a consent decree requiring extensive injunctive relief to settle a hiring discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) the federal agency announced

April Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for April.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief

EEOC Releases Two Litigation Program Updates

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Office of General Counsel (OGC) Annual Report, covering Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2023, and a new data dashboard highlighting selected resolved cases from

Spotlight on Mentoring with Sharp Mill Graphics and Southwest Airlines

Visit Sharp Mill Graphics HomepageKathleen Castore, Disability:IN Supplier Mentoring & Development Consultant, is very excited to ‘Spotlight’ our mentee and mentor pair, Sharp Mill Graphics and Southwest Airlines.
KC: Hello Jeremy, tell us your story – how/why did you begin your

Dillard’s Pays $70,000 in EEOC Lawsuit for Retaliation

ATLANTA – Dillard’s, Inc., a national department store chain based in Little Rock, Arkansas, will pay $70,000 and furnish other relief to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) retaliation lawsuit, the federal agency announced today.

March Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for March.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief

Spotlight on Mentoring with Step into Your Moxie

Alexia Vernon
Chief Executive Officer of Step into Your Moxie
Visit Step into Your Moxie HomepageKathleen Castore, Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Mentoring & Development Consultant spoke with Alexia Vernon, Chief Executive Officer at Step into Your Moxie to discuss the progress and lessons

Partner Spotlight: Expedia Group

Employees from the Expedia Group Singapore office attended the Open Pathways Apprenticeship Program launch ceremony that featured a traditional Chinese Dragon dance.People with disabilities often face obstacles to employment due to low societal expectations, stigma, and lack of access to

HR Brew: World of HR: Disability Equality Index expands globally

Disability:IN hopes it will increase disability inclusion and representation at more multinational companies.
HR pros may soon have a better understanding of what disability inclusion looks like in different countries, thanks to a recently expanded benchmarking index.
Where in the world? Disability:IN,

Bako Pays $50,000 to Settle EEOC Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit

ATLANTA – Bakotic Pathology Associates, LLC (Bako), a pathology laboratory headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, will pay $50,000 and furnish other relief to settle a sex discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

EEOC Sues Gracious Bakery for Pregnancy Discrimination

NEW ORLEANS – Gracious, LLC, a company based in New Orleans and doing business as Gracious Bakery + Café, violated federal law when it fired an employee because of a medical condition related to her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment

EEOC Sues Covenant Woods for Age and Disability Discrimination

ATLANTA – Covenant Woods Senior Living, LLC and BrightSpace Senior Living, LLC (together, “Covenant Woods”), which operate the Covenant Woods retirement community in Columbus, Georgia, violated federal law when they fired a 78-year-old employee from her position as a receptionist

Walmart to Pay $30,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Suit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Walmart Inc., a nationwide retailer of groceries and other goods, agreed to pay $30,000 and provide other relief to settle charges of sexual harassment in a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the

February Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for February.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief

EEOC’s Indianapolis District Office Is Moving

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is moving, the federal agency announced today. The new office continues to prioritize accessibility to the public and is located at 115 W. Washington St., South

EEOC Launches New Outreach Initiative

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) launched the REACH initiative: “Enhancing OutREACH to Vulnerable Workers and Underserved Communities,” a new, multi-year effort led by Commissioner Kalpana Kotagal. The initiative focuses on ensuring EEOC’s outreach and education

Medsurant Health to Pay $80,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA – Medsurant Holdings, LLC, a Pennsylvania-based healthcare services company providing intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring services to hospitals and surgeons in several states will pay $80,000 to settle a sex discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),

EEOC Sues Houston Independent School District for Pay Discrimination

HOUSTON – The Houston Independent School District (HISD) violated federal law when it paid female senior Career & Technical Education (CTE) program specialists lower wages than male senior CTE program specialists for performing substantially equal work based on their sex,

Autos of Dallas Settles EEOC Race Discrimination Suit

DALLAS — AOD Ventures, Inc. doing business as Autos of Dallas, a local retailer of pre-owned vehicles in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will pay $22,500 and furnish other relief to settle a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal

January Digital Accessibility Roundup

Monthly Digital Accessibility Roundup for January 2024
Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for January.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program,

EEOC Issues Article on Workplace Accessibility

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an article titled “Providing an Accessible Workplace.” The article provides an overview of the laws that federal agencies must comply with to provide individuals with disabilities access to accommodations

Scripps Clinical Medical Group to Pay $6.875 Million

SAN DIEGO – Scripps Clinical Medical Group has settled an age and disability discrimination charge filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) after it subjected a class of physicians to a mandatory retirement age, regardless of the individuals’

Inc.: How to Build an Inclusive Workplace for People With Disabilities

Companies that value disability inclusion don’t just have a stronger workplace culture, they also drive more revenue.

All U.S.-based companies with at least fifteen employees are legally required to accommodate employees with disabilities (within reason) at the very least. That said,

SHRM: Disability Inclusion Makes Financial Sense, Report Finds

Organizations that implement disability-inclusive policies and practices tend to outperform their peers financially, according to a new report by Accenture in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities.
Building on a 2018 report on disability inclusion in

Exact Sciences to Pay $90,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Lawsuit

DENVER – Exact Sciences Corporation, a Madison, Wis.-based molecular diagnostics company, will pay $90,000 and furnish other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency announced today.According to the

EEOC Launches E-File for Attorneys

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today the launch of E-File for Attorneys, an application which allows attorneys to submit charges of discrimination electronically on behalf of their clients. Attorneys representing charging parties will now be

Brett Brenner Chosen as EEOC’s New Deputy Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON – Brett Brenner has been appointed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer position, effective Dec. 3, 2023, the federal agency announced today. The position is a key Senior Executive Service (SES) managerial position at

Partner Spotlight: Lumen

Lumen wins Disability:IN award & partners with Texthelp to offer life-changing tech to neurodiverse employees
According to Lumen’s FRIENDS (Friends Respecting Inspiring Everyone Needing Disability Support) Employee Resource Group, being a neurodiverse employee at a tech company like Lumen can present

Partner Spotlight: CAI

Unlock untapped talent with CAI Neurodiverse Solutions
CAI Neurodiverse Solutions is an end-to-end neurodiversity employment program that helps clients realize the benefits of neurodiversity.
Developed by global technology services firm CAI, the organization’s successful employment model is designed to bring the underutilized

CEO Letter on Disability Inclusion

Join INEmail InquiryCEO Letter on Disability InclusionView Official Letter.
Understanding that we are all operating in an unprecedented environment with multiple, competing interests for the time and attention of the CEO, we are writing to you – from a CEO to

December Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round-up of digital accessibility news for December.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief Accessibility

Partner Spotlight: Sorenson

Sorenson: Making Communication Accessible to All
Founded in Salt Lake City in 2003, Sorenson is a global leader in accessible language services with a mission to break down communication barriers and connect people across languages and cultures. Sorenson pioneered the development

Partner Spotlight: JLL

Inclusive Hiring Through Partnership at JLL
Since 2017, JLL has formed a partnership with Best Buddies to provide employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Through this collaboration, these talented team members have been making valuable contributions to

Partner Spotlight: SAP

SAP’s First Tranquility Lounge: A Paradigm Shift in Event Inclusivity
Sarah Loucks, Global Lead for SAP Autism at Work Program, SAP
In a world where innovation and inclusivity stand as pillars of success, SAP has spent the last decade reshaping conventional talent

Partner Spotlight: Numotion

Maximizing Health, Personal Independence, and Active Participation in Everyday Life
Numotion is the nation’s largest and leading provider of products and services to help individuals with mobility limitations maximize their health, and personal independence, and actively participate in everyday life. Through

EEOC Issues Yearly Financial Report

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) detailed its financial management and provided a high-level overview of key performance results in its Fiscal Year 2023 Agency Financial Report (AFR) released today.

EEOC Releases Updated Language Access Plan

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an update to its federal agency language access plan today, in accordance with Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.”

Join the 2023 #IDPWD Recognition Tag Relay!

This past year has proven that disability inclusion has become a business imperative now more than ever before. Bolstered by findings from a new report released in collaboration with Accenture, it has become apparent that disability inclusion yields more revenue,

Senate Votes to Re-Confirm EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Chair Charlotte A. Burrows to a third term on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), with the term expiring July 1, 2028.First nominated in 2014 and unanimously confirmed for a

EEOC Issues Reports on Women in the Federal Sector

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) today released three reports focusing on different groups of women in the federal government: American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) women, African American women, and Hispanic women and Latinas.

Announcing the Disability:IN Propel Program

This Veterans Day, Disability:IN proudly introduces a unique program aimed at supporting established Service-Disabled Veteran Disability-Owned Business Enterprises (SDV-DOBE) ready to advance sustainable business growth.
This comprehensive eight-month development initiative unites fifty service-disabled veteran business owners, fifty Disability:IN corporate partner mentors, and subject-matter

November Digital Accessibility Roundup

Monthly Digital Accessibility Roundup for November 2023
Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for November.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program,

Partner Spotlight: Experian

Creating safe spaces for mental health and financial health
Jimmy Cheung, senior vice president of Global Cloud Technology for Experian and co-executive sponsor of Experian’s Aspire ERG
Asking for help.
It takes commitment on behalf of leaders, and courage on behalf of someone

EEOC Announces Opening of 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 Data Collection

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the opening today of the 2022 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection due Dec. 5, 2023. To meet this deadline, the EEOC strongly encourages eligible filers to begin the filing process

Partner Spotlight: Southwest Airlines

The Value of a Diverse and Inclusive Work Environment
At Southwest Airlines®, we’re passionate about celebrating the diversity of our employees through the unique talents, skills, and abilities they bring. As a people-first company, we’re committed to ensuring employees receive the

Partner Spotlight: AT&T

AT&T and Gallaudet University Collaborate to Make Football More Inclusive with First 5G-Connected Helmet
Digital in-helmet display offers deaf and hard of hearing athletes and coaches a new, visual way of communicating powered by 5G technology

AT&T* and Gallaudet University1, the global

EEOC and Tapco Agree to Conciliate Discrimination Charge

ST. LOUIS – Tapco Inc, a manufacturer and molder of farm equipment in Bridgeton, Missouri, agreed to conciliate two federal discrimination charges alleging sexual harassment and constructive discharge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today.According

Karla Gilbride Sworn In as EEOC General Counsel

EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows administers the oath of office to the agency’s new General Counsel Karla Gilbride Oct. 23, with Gwendolyn Young Reams attending. (EEOC photo/Christopher Butler)

 

Deadline Approaching: Friday, Jan. 12th NextGen Leader Applications Due

Application Deadline: January 12, 2024
Apply Now2024 NextGen Leadership Program
Disability:IN NextGen Leadership Program is a six-month mentoring program for college students and recent graduates (no later than 2022) with disabilities. Students are matched one-on-one with mentors from Disability:IN Corporate Partners across

October Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round-up of digital accessibility news for October.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief Accessibility

EEOC Sues Union Pacific Railroad for Disability Discrimination

MINNEAPOLIS – Union Pacific Railroad, a freight-hauling railroad headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska that operates rail lines in 23 states, covering most of the western two-thirds of the United States, violated federal law when it terminated conductors and locomotive engineers on

Mexico Restaurant Settles EEOC Sexual and Racial Harassment Lawsuit

HONOLULU – Mexico Restaurant, a Honolulu-based restaurant specializing in Mexican cuisine, has agreed to pay $227,500 and provide other relief to settle a sexual and racial harassment and retaliation lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC), the

Clarksburg JATC to Pay $150,000 to Settle EEOC Sex Discrimination Charge

CLARKSBURG, W.V. – Clarksburg Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (JATC), which oversees an electrician apprenticeship program in North-Central West Virginia, has agreed to pay $150,000 and provide injunctive relief to resolve charges of sex discrimination filed with the U.S.

EEOC Sues McDonald’s Franchise for Sexual Harassment

ST. LOUIS – A McDonald’s restaurant in Checotah, Oklahoma, operated by franchisee Arch Fellow North LLC, violated federal law when a manager sexually harassed a 17 year-old worker, and she was forced to resign, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Sues Jacobson Hospital in North Dakota for Retaliation

BISMARCK, N.D. – Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center, a critical access hospital in Elgin, North Dakota, violated federal law when it discharged an African American employee after she reported an incident of racial harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EEOC Sues Midwest Farms for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

DENVER – Midwest Farms, an agribusiness company operating several farms in rural Colorado, violated federal law by subjecting female employees to sexual harassment and retali­ation, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed yesterday.

EEOC Sues Meathead Movers for Age Discrimination

LOS ANGELES – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit against the San Luis Obispo moving company Meathead Movers, Inc., the largest independent moving company in California, for refusing to hire people based on age, the federal

Partner Spotlight: Liberty Mutual Insurance

Open for Accessibility
From frontline workers to hybrid employees, technology is a critical part of how we all work, and having accessible solutions is fundamental to providing an inclusive workplace.
To ensure that employees of all abilities and all backgrounds have equal

EEOC Sues Tesla for Racial Harassment and Retaliation

FREMONT, Calif. – Electric car maker Tesla, Inc., violated federal law by tolerating widespread and ongoing racial harassment of its Black employees and by subjecting some of these workers to retaliation for opposing the harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity

EEOC Sues Chipotle for Religious Discrimination and Retaliation

ST. LOUIS – National restaurant chain Chipotle violated federal law when a manager at the company’s Lenexa, Kansas location harassed a teen worker for wearing a hijab and when the company retaliated against her after she complained, the U.S. Equal

Partner Spotlight: Robert Half

Global talent solutions firm Robert Half and wholly owned subsidiary Protiviti are committed to the ever-evolving journey of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
At the core of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) approach, we are invested in making long-term,

Partner Spotlight: Robert Half

Global talent solutions firm Robert Half and wholly owned subsidiary Protiviti are committed to the ever-evolving journey of creating a diverse and inclusive workplace.
At the core of our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) approach, we are invested in making long-term,

Partner Spotlight: KPMG

KPMG Launches SO National Network to Deepen Their Commitment to Equity and Access for Individuals with Disabilities
KPMG, a global leader in professional services, has forged a remarkable partnership with Special Olympics (SO), leveraging inclusion to empower individuals with disabilities and

National Telecommuting Institute Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. (NTI), a Westwood, Massachusetts-based staffing firm, violated federal law when it refused to place or refer blind and low-vision applicants as telephone-based customer service agents, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC Sues Nonprofit for Disability Discrimination

WASHINGTON – Didlake, Inc. a government contractor that provides janitorial and maintenance employees to federal worksites throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities, the

EEOC Sues Blackwell Security Services for Religious Discrimination

CHICAGO – Blackwell Security Services, Inc., a hotel and condominium staffing company, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate an employee’s religious practice, forcing him to choose between his religion and his livelihood, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Eeoc Sues Waste Pro of Florida for Race Harassment and Retaliation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Waste Pro of Florida, a waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal company based in Longwood, Florida, violated federal law when it subjected Black employees to racist slurs and then retaliated against them for complaining about the behavior,

EEOC Sues Asphalt Paving Systems for Racial Harassment

TAMPA, Fla. –– Asphalt Paving Systems, Inc. (APS), an asphalt paving company with offices in Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Tennessee, violated federal law by subjecting 12 Black employees who had filed charges with the EEOC, and a class

EEOC, U.S. Department of Labor Issue Disability Resource Guide

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor released today a commemorative resource guide about recruitment, hiring, and employment of individuals with disabilities, “Employment Protections Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: 50 Years

EEOC Sues Fricker’s for Sex Discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS – Fricker’s U.S.A., LLC, and Fricker’s Holding Company, Inc., operators of the Fricker’s restaurant chain headquartered in Ohio, violated federal law by discriminating against males for jobs, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced in a lawsuit filed

EEOC Sues Pennsylvania Manufacturing Facility for Sexual Harassment

PHILADELPHIA – AMZ Manufacturing Co. (AMZ), an electroplating, painting, and assembly business, violated federal law when it subjected female employees to a hostile work environment because of their sex, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit

EEOC Sues Appliance Factory for Disability Discrimination

DENVER – A&A Appliance, Inc., doing business as Appliance Factory, a corporation operating appliance stores in four states, violated federal law when it refused to provide an accommodation to an employee with long COVID at its Thornton, Colorado location, leading

EEOC Sues UPS for Disability Discrimination in Hiring

CHICAGO – United Parcel Service (UPS) violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by maintaining a discriminatory policy of refusing to hire or reasonably accommodate deaf or hearing-impaired individuals for driver positions of vehicles weighing more than 10,000 pounds, even

EEOC Sues Voyant Beauty for Disability Discrimination

CHICAGO – Voyant Beauty, LLC violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) when it fired a production line worker because she is deaf, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.  

EEOC Sues Waste Industries and GFL Environmental, Inc. for Sex Discrimination

ATLANTA – Waste Industries U.S.A., LLC, TransWaste Services, LLC,  Waste Industries Atlanta LLC, and GFL Environmental, Inc. (collectively “Waste Industries”), providers of solid waste removal, recycling pickup and landfill operation services, engaged in discrimination by refusing to hire  a class

EEOC Sues Restaurant Chain for National Origin Discrimination

DENVER – National restaurant chain Landry’s Seafood House violated federal law when it subjected an Iranian employee to a hostile work environment based on her national origin and retaliated against her when she made discrimination complaints at its Englewood, Colorado,

EEOC Sues Ohio Amusement Park for Age Discrimination

CLEVELAND – Cedar Fair, L.P., doing business as Cedar Point, and Magnum Management Corporation, which own, operate and staff Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio, violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) by banning seasonal workers aged 40

EEOC Releases Strategic Enforcement Plan

WASHINGTON – Today the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) for Fiscal Years 2024 –2028. The SEP establishes the EEOC’s subject matter priorities to achieve its mission of preventing and remedying unlawful employment discrimination

United Healthcare Services Sued by EEOC for Religious Discrimination

CLEVELAND – United Healthcare Services, Inc. (United) violated federal law when it discriminated against a full-time telecommuter by refusing to grant her a religious exemption from the company’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in

EEOC Sues Library Hotel for Disability Discrimination

NEW YORK – 299 Madison Ave., LLC, doing business as Library Hotel, violated federal law when it refused to accommodate an employee’s musculoskeletal impairments and constructively terminated their employment because of their impairments, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

EEOC Sues the Phoenix Center for Disability Discrimination

INDIANAPOLIS — The Phoenix Center Inc., a mental health and substance use recovery center headquartered in Ironton, Ohio, violated federal law when it subjected several employees to various forms of disability discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged

EEOC Sues Walmart for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Wal-Mart Stores East, LP violated federal law when it subjected female employees to sexual harassment and fired a female employee in retaliation for reporting the harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit

EEOC Sues Hank’s Furniture for Religious Discrimination

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas-based Hank’s Furniture, Inc., a retail seller of home furniture with stores in four states, violated federal law by refusing to accommodate the sincerely held religious beliefs of an assistant store manager in Pensacola, Florida and then

EEOC Sues Chesapeake Montessori School for Disability Discrimination

BALTIMORE – Chesapeake Montessori Foundation, Inc., operator of the Chesapeake Montessori School in Annapolis, Maryland, an independent childcare and educational institution that follows the Montessori pedagogical philosophy, violated federal law when it discriminated against a longtime teacher because of her

EEOC and HonorHealth Resolve Disability Discrimination Lawsuit

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Scottsdale Healthcare Hospitals, doing business as HonorHealth, which provides medical care at multiple hospitals and medical facilities in the Phoenix area, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have resolved a disability discrimination lawsuit filed in

EEOC Sues Walmart for Disability Discrimination

NEW YORK – A Walmart Supercenter in Farmingdale, New York violated federal law by failing to continue the longstanding accommodations of an employee with a disability after a change in store management and fired her for resulting infractions, the U.S.

EEOC Sues Len Stoler, Inc. for Disability Discrimination

BALTIMORE – A Baltimore-area car dealership violated federal law by demoting, and later discharging, an employee because of her disabilities, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

Chipotle to Pay $400,000 to Settle EEOC Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — Chipotle has agreed to pay $400,000 to three former crew members at its Sammamish, Washington, restaurant location, and will provide other relief to resolve a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),

EEOC Sues Kane’s Furniture for Sex Discrimination

PINELLAS PARK, Fla. – Kanes Furniture, LLC, doing business as Kane’s Furniture, which operates 17 furniture stores throughout Florida, violated federal law when it refused to hire female applicants for delivery driver, delivery assistant, and warehouse associate positions, the U.S.

EEOC Sues Security Engineers, Inc. for Sex Discrimination

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Security Engineers, Inc., a Birmingham, Alabama-based company specializing in contract security services which operates in at least 14 states, violated federal law when it denied female applicants employment and job assignments because of their sex, the U.S.

EEOC Sues TCI of Alabama for Retaliation

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Delaware-based TCI of Alabama, LLC, a recycler of large items such as transformers and electrical equipment which operates a single plant located in Pell City, Alabama, violated federal law by firing an employee for participating in an

EEOC Sues Walmart for Disability Discrimination

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Walmart, Inc. and Walmart Stores Arkansas, LLC, a multi­national retailer, violated federal law when it subjected a nationwide class of employees with disabilities to unlawful testing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a

iTutorGroup to Pay $365,000 to Settle EEOC Discriminatory Hiring Suit

NEW YORK – iTutorGroup, three integrated companies providing English-language tutoring services to students in China, will pay $365,000 and furnish other relief to settle an employment discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency

Enterprise Sued by EEOC for Age Discrimination in Florida

MIAMI – Enterprise Leasing Company of Florida, LLC, which operates National, Enterprise and Alamo car rentals across most of Florida, violated federal law by intentionally failing to hire older workers based on their age for management trainee positions from January

EEOC Sues Vicars Powersports for Sex Discrimination

ST. LOUIS – Vicars Powersports, a McAlester, Oklahoma retailer of ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, motorcycles and personal watercraft, violated federal law when it fired a female manager because she is a woman, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged

EEOC Sues Verizon Maryland, LLC for Disability Discrimination

BALTIMORE – Verizon Maryland, LLC, a leading telecommunications company, violated federal law when it refused to allow a disabled employee to compete for vacant positions within the company to find work compatible with his disability, forcing him to quit, the

September Digital Accessibility Roundup

Welcome to Disability: IN’s monthly round up of digital accessibility news for August.
At Disability:IN we know that digital accessibility impacts all aspects of disability inclusion. If you have questions about our digital accessibility program, please contact Jeff Wissel, our Chief

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