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Employer Retaliation Lawsuits Soar

The Wall Street Joural reports that the number of EEOC lawsuits that include a retaliation charge have increased by 23% since last year, while EEOC claims that didn’t include a retaliation charge rose by 12%.

EEOC representatives and employment lawyers believe that the increase is due to the higher unemployment level and due to the fact that retaliation is usually easier to prove in court than discrimination.

The companies mentioned in the Journal story that have recently been accused or discrimination and/or retaliation are:

Zachry Industrial of New Braunfels, Texas, is being sued for allegedly retaliating against and firing Connie Beseda after she complained about unequal access to bathrooms for women workers.

In August, the EEOC filed a lawsuit against the staffing company Adecco for failing to protect women employees from sexual harassment at one of its client’s factories and for firing the woman who complained to Adecco about the harassment.

Childress Engineering Services of Richardson, Texas, was sued by the EEOC for allegedly retaliating against and firing Jennifer Green for complaining about a hostile work environment that included repeated sexually explicit remarks from male coworkers.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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JPMorgan Chase Faces Hostile Work Environment Lawsuit

The Columbus, Ohio branch of JPMorgan Chase faces a sexual discrimination, wage discrimination, and hostile work environment lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Aimee Doneyhue, a former JPMorgan Chase home mortgage consultant.

The company allegedly failed to correct the problem once Doneyhue complained about the workplace bullying to the JPMorgan Chase human resources department.  Doneyhue claims that the company chose to fire her instead.

Among the other things, the lawsuit seeks back pay, bonuses and the rehiring of Doneyhue and other women who were fired due to discrimination.

Source: 10TV News

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Allegations of Racial Discrimination at Caesars Palace

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace on behalf of five Hispanic janitors who were allegedly subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment by their supervisor because of their Hispanic background.

The Las Vegas Director of the EEOC has called this one of the worst cases of workplace discrimination to ever cross her desk.

Click here to read the entire article.

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