Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama Settles Sexual Harassment Claims

The EEOC recently settled allegations of sexual harassment with Coley’s #101, LLC doing business as Dad’s BBQ in Anniston, Alabama.  The company has agreed to pay $91,000 to resolve claims alleged in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by the EEOC. Dad’s will be monitored by the EEOC for the term of the decree to prevent… Read More

EEOC Files Lawsuit against Home Health Care Company for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed a discrimination lawsuit against Help at Home Inc. (with offices throughout Alabama and Mississippi), a company that provides home health care to elderly and disabled individuals.  The EEOC’s lawsuit alleges that Help at Home violated federal law by allowing the company’s regional director to sexually harass… Read More

Federal Jury Awards Lifeguard $3.5 Million in Damages for Sexual Harassment by Supervisor

A federal jury in the District of Columbia has awarded $3.5 million to a former public pool lifeguard who says she was sexually harassed by a supervisor. The plaintiff was a life guard at the Takoma aquatic center in the summer of 2006 when she said her boss, harassed her, asked her out on dates,… Read More

McDonald’s Franchisee Settles Sexual Harassment for $1 Million

Ten female employees of a McDonald’s in Reedsburg, Wisconsin will split $1 million in a settlement reached this week over allegations of sexual harassment.  During the investigation of the sexual harassment claims, the EEOC determined seven more women had  reported sexual harassment and that incidents allegedly had been going on since 2006.  The EEOC filed… Read More

Federal Judge sets trial date for Phenix City Police Gender Discrimination Suit

A federal judge has scheduled an April trial date for a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a female Phenix City police sergeant.  Sgt. Christina J. Presley filed suit against Phenix City alleging she lost a promotion and was improperly suspended in 2009 for disobeying orders related to her refusal to jail a suspect of second-degree assault.   The plaintiff claimed she was treated… Read More

Physician Assistant Awarded $168 Million in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

A California jury awarded a female physician assistant $168 million dollars in damages after being subjected to severe sexual harassment and discrimination related to her Armenian heritage. During her two year employment at Sacramento’s Mercy General Hospital, the employee made at least 18 complaints related sexual and racial harassment.  Although the harassment involved numerous employees… Read More

Female Huntsville Firefighter Claims Retaliation for Reporting Sexual Harassment

The Huntsville Times recently reported that a female Huntsville firefighter has alleged that she was retaliated against after filing a sexual harassment complaint.  Donna Grimwood contends that a former boyfriend and fellow firefighter propositioned her for sex, insulted her in front of colleagues and physically assaulted her by grabbing her breasts.  Grimwood reported the behavior to her captain and made… Read More

Montgomery Jury Awards over $1 Million to Plaintiffs in Hostile Work Environment

On Friday, a federal jury returned a verdict of more than $1 million to three women who alleged they were racially and sexually harassed by a female administrator at Alabama State University.  The jury found that the school had allowed an administrator to create a racially and sexually hostile work environment and that the women were then retaliated against after they… Read More