FY 2018 – Select Appellate Cases in Which the EEOC was a Party 136 APPENDIX C – SELECT SUBPOENA ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS FILED BY EEOC IN FY 2018 146 APPENDIX D - FY 2018 SELECT EEOC-RELATED SUMMARY JUDGMENT DECISIONS BY CLAIM TYPE(S) 152 (continued) LITTLER MENDELSON, P.C. The Missouri prison worker who won $1.5 million is not a usual case. Note: Because charges outside the federal government are handled differently, there is no private sector equivalent to these decisions. 4. In 2009 EEOC found discrimination on less than 3% of cases. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a major retail chain had agreed to pay $6 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC that claimed the … Employers won 7,518 cases, about 14%. A federal worker filing a complaint with the EEOC last year waited, on average, 543 days for resolution. Many noteworthy federal appellate decisions are frequently used as a part of the Commission's outreach and training efforts. ... Miller lost his EEOC case. In this case, the EEOC alleged that charging party, who worked as a steward cleaning floors and washing dishes, was subjected to a hostile work environment due to his mental impairment. To reduce its backlog, the EEOC must close more cases than it receives each year — and with fewer investigators. Federal Court Judge Lewis T. Babcock will decide several issues in the near future, including liquidated damages, which is double back pay, since the jury found the behavior to be willful. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a major retail chain had agreed to pay $6 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC that claimed the retailer’s criminal background check process … Padilla v. USPS, EEOC Appeal No. Private mediators may also be called on to assist. EEOC Wins Jury Verdict in Sexual Harassment Case against Costco Failure to Intervene Against Harassing Customer Created Hostile Work Environment, EEOC Charged CHICAGO - A federal jury has awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a former employee of Costco Wholesale, Inc. who was harassed and stalked by a Costco customer, the U.S. An important question for many employees filing employment discrimination claims with the EEOC is what they can expect in a settlement. For Deaf/Hard of Hearing callers: This constituted 37.4% of the total number of charges, the largest number of any basis for a discrimination charge. 07A20089 (October 9, 2003). Lisa Burden. But it would be on a case-by-case basis,” Sharon Masling, a workplace attorney at Morgan Lewis and former chief of staff to an EEOC commissioner, told CBS News. You won’t have the benefit of confidentiality you get in arbitration or a private lawsuit. If the EEOC case investigation finds the charge of discrimination is not supported by facts and evidence, the EEOC dismisses the charge. 202-663-4900 / (TTY) 202-663-4494, Call 1-800-669-4000 EEOC complaints do not necessarily have to result in court cases. "It is particularly important for the EEOC to vigorously enforce the anti-retaliation provisions in the employment discrimination laws," said Rita Kittle, supervisory trial attorney for the EEOC's Denver Field Office, who tried the case for the EEOC. A unanimous jury of nine decided that RadioShack intentionally fired an employee in retaliation for his complaints about age discrimination. Of sexual harassment cases filed with the EEOC, only 16% are filed by men. The EEOC enforces the federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate or retaliate against a job applicant or employee. An official website of the United States government. According to the EEOC's suit, in the fall of 2007, David Nelson, then 55, had been employed for more than 25 years when RadioShack assigned a new, 43-year-old regional manager to supervise him. March 7, 2016. Recent Successes Obtained on Behalf of Our Clients. The EEOC declined to set aside a $300,000 emotional distress award due to an untimely appeal by the agency. If this happens, the agency is required to issue to the complaining party a "right to sue" letter. There was credible testimony during the trial that when a new supervisor started at RadioShack he made a derogatory comment about employees in their 50's. EEOC Retaliation rules, which outline workplace conduct laws, is outlined by the The U.S. The EEOC offers mediation services. Each year the EEOC and its state and local partner agencies close more than 100,000 cases. (10/10/10) Race Discrimination - Prima Facie Case: Employee, among other claims, alleged that the Postal Service discriminated against her on the bases of race and disability when her requests for a schedule change were denied and her leave request was denied. The case was settled for changes in company practices, and $1.1 million in back pay and a number of jobs for the class. Some recent examples highlight the impact of retaliation case settlements on an organization’s bottom line, not to mention reputation and productivity. If the worker’s job can’t be done remotely and there’s no way to accommodate the employee’s reason not to be vaccinated , then the employer has the ability to terminate their employment. After considering all of the relevant factors and the applicable case law, the EEOC Judge found that our client suffered significant emotional pain, loss of self-worth, and loss of enjoyment of life, as a result of discriminatory conduct. Find your nearest EEOC office Washington, DC 20507 Share. Within five days of the first complaint, before the period for assessing the improvement in his performance had expired, RadioShack terminated Nelson in retaliation for his discrimination complaint.