3M has settled three age discrimination lawsuits this year that were brought against them by current and former employees. Last spring, 3M settled an age discrimination lawsuit that had been brought against the employer in San Jose, California.
The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission sued Abercrombie & Fitch, accusing the retail clothing chain of discriminating against a job applicant based on religion. The EEOC said that the store had discriminated against a young woman who had applied for a job in Abercrombie Kids because she wore a hijab or head scarf for religious purposes.
Verizon Communications has agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit that claimed the employer violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said that the company did not adequately accommodate employees with disabilities in its company attendance policy.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a sex discrimination class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart could not move forward. The lawsuit was brought by six women more than a decade ago against the world's largest private employer on behalf of current and former female employees of Wal-Mart, or up to 1.5 million women. The women claimed that Wal-Mart had systematically discriminated against women in pay and promotions.
Starbucks, the nationally recognized coffee chain, may receive some negative media attention soon. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently filed a lawsuit against Starbucks, accusing the company of discriminating against one of its physically impaired employees.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued an employer that it accuses of mistreating workers from India and Thailand. The EEOC was suing on behalf of more than 500 workers who were recruited from India to work at shipyards in Texas and Mississippi as well as more than 200 workers from Thailand recruited to work at farms in Hawaii and Washington, according to Reuters.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has settled a lawsuit against a California Sam's Club store where an employee harassed several other employees about their national origin. According to Reuters, the lawsuit alleged ethnic harassment on the part of one employee of Mexican-American heritage toward nine employees of Mexican descent as well as of an employee who was married to a Mexican national.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is currently investigating whether employers and recruiters are discriminating against unemployed job applicants and, if so, whether it is an illegal practice. According to The Wall Street Journal, the EEOC has been receiving reports of job ads that say that currently unemployed people need not apply as they will not be considered.
A senior human resources manager employed by a U.S. unit of Toshiba Corp has filed a sex discrimination lawsuit against her employer. The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of all current and former female workers of Toshiba in the U.S. The employee, Elaine Cyphers, has also filed a claim with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a women's fired fiancé could pursue a retaliation claim against the company that formerly employed them both. The court's unanimous ruling expanded protections to close family and friends of workers who file discrimination claims against their employer.