On September 26, 2018, the Birmingham, Alabama EEOC office filed a lawsuit against Sys-Con, LLC (“Sys-Con”) based on allegations of sexual harassment that took place at the Montgomery, Alabama Hyundai plant. The complaint alleged that two female employees were sexually harassed by their male supervisor. The female employees claim that a Sys-Con supervisor repeatedly pressured… Read More
What would you do if Harvey Weinstein was sexually harassing you?
Recent news headlines about Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul accused of sexual harassment and sexual abuse by multiple actresses, is a reminder of the use of power to discriminate and harass in the workplace. It has taken years for Mr. Weinstein’s behavior to come to light due to his powerful position in the industry and… Read More
Former Birmingham Health Care Employee Claims Supervisor Forced Her to Have Sexual Relations
A lawsuit with explosive allegations of sexual harassment was recently filed in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama. In the lawsuit, a former high-level employee at Birmingham Health Care claims that her married supervisor forced her to have sex with him, made her wear skimpy clothing, and used sex videos of the couple as blackmail… Read More
What is defined as sexual harassment in the workplace?
We are often asked by individuals across Alabama about what conduct rises to the level of improper sexual harassment in the workplace. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, improper gender based harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. However,… Read More
EEOC Resolves Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Over Clanton, Alabama Concrete Facility
Foley Products Company, a Columbus, Georgia based concrete products company recently settled a race discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC filed the lawsuit against Foley Products in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement through its conciliation process. The… Read More
Toyota Dealership Settles Harassment and Retaliation Claims with EEOC
A California Toyota dealership has agreed to pay $400,000 to five former Afghan-American employees who say a manager called them terrorists and threatened them. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the general manager of the dealership allegedly called four salesmen names and threatened to blow them up with a grenade in a 2007 staff… Read More