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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

EEOC Brings 4 National Origin Discrimination Cases

The EEOC has recently announced 4 new national origin-related lawsuits against employers:

EEOC Files Class National Origin Harassment Suit Against Hilton Hotel in Chicago Suburb (September 28, 2009)

The Redwoods in Yosemite Sued by EEOC for Unlawful Treatment of Hispanic Employees (September 25, 2009)

Immokalee Packing Companies Sued by EEOC for Discriminating Against Haitians (September 25, 2009)

Knouse Foods Sued by EEOC for Sexual and National Origin Harassment and Retaliation (September 22, 2009)

The EEOC is responsible for enforcing all federal equal employment opportunity and workplace discrimination. The EEOC protects U.S. workers from employment discrimination regardless of citizenship or work authorization status.

The Office of Special Counsel has jurisdiction over national origin discrimination involving employers of 4 to 14 employees, while the EEOC has jurisdiction over complaints concerning national origin employment discrimination concerning employers of 15 or more individuals under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.