August 2013 EEOC Verdicts and Settlements

Our August update on EEOC verdicts and settlements is after the break.

MI – The van company Mobility Works will pay $65,000 to resolve a sex discrimination lawsuit. The suit alleged that the company unlawfully terminated a top female sales associate because of her gender. Concurrently, Mobility Works retained a male sales associate with significantly fewer sales.

TX – The Platinum P.T.S., Inc. oil business company will settle a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit for $100,000. The business fired a clerk after she requested leave for medical treatment to address a miscarriage. A companion suit accused a related company, owned by Platinum P.T.S., of terminating another employee based on her pregnancy.

NJ – Cooper University Health Care will pay $500,000 to former workers to resolve a dispute over reasonable accommodations to employees who must be absent from work due to medical conditions. Cooper will also implement policy changes to address flaws in its process for addressing reasonable accommodations issues.