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Caviness Beef Packers and $804

Today the DOL issued this press release with the following title: Federal contractor Caviness Beef Packers agrees to pay $600,000 to applicants to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination What I would like to call attention to is the secondary headline:…
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EEOC and Cracker Barrel Enter into National Mediation Agreement

On September 27, 2011, the EEOC and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. signed a National Universal Agreement to Mediate to streamline the handling of employment discrimination claims. This agreement allows the organizations to informally resolve any workplace issues through…
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Integration of People with Disabilites Being Promoted to U.S. Senate

A round-table of disability advocates presented their case for the integration of people with disabilities to a U.S. Senate committee.  The advocates argued that a policy should be written to help people with developmental and intellectual disabilities transition into regular…
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Brigham & Women’s Hospital Pays $1.6 million for Gender Discrimination

$1.6 million in damages has been awarded to a female neurosurgeon who claimed hostile work environment and retaliation against a male physician and Massachusetts hospital Brigham & Women’s. A female neurosurgeon, Sangun Tuli, brought claims against her employers and her…
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Garney Construction and Georgia Power Being Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Garney Construction Company and Georgia Power are being sued by the EEOC after the companies withdrew a job offer previously made to an applicant with controlled epilepsy.  Georgia Power’s physical exam excluded people taking the applicant’s epilepsy medication. According to…
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