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Owners of Applebee’s in Bismark, ND to pay $1 million to settle EEOC allegations that general manager sexually harassed women for six years

September 2nd, 2011

Food Management Investors, Inc. (FMI) and Apple Core Enterprises, Inc. (ACE), Minot, North Dakota-based companies, will pay $1 million to resolve a lawsuit by the EEOC alleging that the companies violated Title VII by permitting a former store general manager at their Bismarck, North Dakota Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar to create a pattern and [Read more...]

Poll finds most Americans critical of unions while crediting them for improving wages and working conditions

September 2nd, 2011

Labor unions are something that divide people. On one hand, a majority of Americans give labor unions credit for improving wages and working conditions for workers (65 percent). However, at the same time, most Americans also are very critical of labor unions which are seen as being to be too involved in politics (72 percent) [Read more...]

EEOC suit alleges that Crime Scene Cleaners refused to hire woman because of her gender

September 1st, 2011

Oakland-based Crime Scene Cleaners, a trauma scene cleaning company specializing in homicide, suicide and accidental death scene cleanup operations, violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to hire a qualified female applicant because of her gender, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleges in a lawsuit filed on August [Read more...]

State and local governments employ 16.6 million full-time equivalent employees in 2010, Census Bureau reports

September 1st, 2011

The 90,740 state and local governments across the country had 16.6 million full-time equivalent employees in 2010, 203,321 fewer than were employed in 2009, according to estimates released on August 30 by the U.S. Census Bureau. The majority of these employees, 9.0 million, worked in education, followed by those working in hospitals (986,471) police protection [Read more...]

EEOC sues Ford Motor Co for refusing to accommodate disabled worker by letting her telework, firing her instead

August 31st, 2011

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has sued Ford Motor Company, Inc. for failing to provide a reasonable accommodation to a disabled employee at its Dearborn, Michigan, facility. Instead of accommodating her, Ford retaliated against her by subjecting her to progressive discipline and ultimately firing her, the EEOC claims in a lawsuit filed on [Read more...]