Wellpath settles religious discrimination case over denying employment to nurse who asked to wear skirt to work at San Antonio detention facility
Under the settlement, Wellpath must pay back pay and compensatory damages of $75,000 to the job candidate in addition to conducting antidiscrimination training for certain human resources employees and managers, and distributing a notice informing employees of their rights.
Wild Fork Foods pays $130K to Hispanic woman who said she faced racist slurs in Miami office
Racist slurs flew regularly and with impunity in Wild Fork Foods’ Miami corporate office, building a hostile work environment for a Venezuelan-American woman, asserted an EEOC lawsuit settled Tuesday.news.yahoo.com
Lawsuit: Harlandale officer says she was discriminated against after refusing chief’s repeated invites to hang off duty
An officer with the Harlandale Independent School District Police Department said she was denied promotions and placed in danger on the job after refusing repeated invites from the chief to hang out at his property off duty, federal court records obtained by the KSAT 12 Defenders show.
Bexar County employee promoted on same day co-worker she testified against was handed proposed termination
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County employee was promoted to a senior analyst position this summer, the same day officials handed a proposed termination to a co-worker she had recently testified against in a disciplinary case. Records show a veteran Bexar County employee was given a proposed termination the same day a co-worker who testified against her was given a promotion. Fourth EEOC complaint filed against Smith-DeanMultiple sources confirm a longtime county employee this month filed a federal employment complaint against the county, which specifically names Smith-Dean. County officials claim Millan was reassigned because she was uniquely qualified to help several county agencies manage COVID-19 related expenditures. County officials did not provide a list of Gaitan’s additional duties or work she had been doing outside the scope of her position’s description.
3 Bexar County employees placed on leave or removed from departments after filing complaints against supervisors
County officials claim Millan was reassigned because she was uniquely qualified to help several county agencies manage COVID-19 related expenditures. Bexar County employee Alexandria Millan. Several of the co-worker complaints were sent less than an hour apart, according to records provided by the county. Records show a county employee filed a written complaint against a co-worker then discussed it with Assistant County Manager Tina Smith-Dean. “And that tends to be termination or hiding them in a different office or moving them from departments,” said Jakob.
County budget analyst who filed EEOC complaints against supervisor reassigned amid COVID-19 pandemic
SAN ANTONIO – A Bexar County budget analyst who filed federal employment complaints against her supervisor and spoke out about the behavior of top county officials has been removed from her position and reassigned to a different department, a county spokeswoman confirmed. Alexandria Millan has been reassigned to the county’s purchasing department, where she will help track expenditures related to the county’s COVID-19 response. Sources said as part of Millan’s reassignment, her county email account was disabled and she was ordered to turn in her credentials. An email sent by the KSAT 12 Defenders to Millan’s county email address Saturday morning bounced back as undeliverable. Kelmar Global Investigations was brought in late last year to handle the investigation, due to Smith-Dean’s high-ranking position within the county.
Uber to pay $4.4 million to resolve Kalanick-era EEOC sex discrimination charge
Uber has agreed to pay $4.4 million to resolve an Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner's 2017 charge of sex discrimination, the agency announced Wednesday. Uber fired more than 20 employees following a separate internal investigation into gender bias and sexual harassment. The $4.4 million Uber will pay to settle the charges will create a fund to compensate those the EEOC determines "experienced sexual harassment and/or related retaliation after January 1, 2014." An outside consultant will help Uber update its policies and former EEOC Commissioner Fred Alvarez will monitor the company for three years. "I am extremely pleased that we were able to work jointly with the EEOC in continuing to strengthen these efforts."cnbc.com