Monday, August 4, 2014

EEOC Update: Lawsuit Against Goodwill Settles for $100,000


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In an interesting case brought against Goodwill Industries, the EEOC alleged that an Oklahoma store had terminated an employee following her testimony on behalf of another worker in an employment discrimination case.  The settlement of this retaliation claim included both monetary and nonmonetary relief. From the press release on the case:

“The consent decree settling the suit, which was approved by Judge Timothy D. DeGiusti, provides for injunctive relief designed to prevent future discrimination, including notification to employees, revision and dissemination of anti-discrimination policies, and live training on anti-retaliation law, in addition to the $100,000 monetary award.”

As followers of this blog know well, the Agency and courts take retaliation very seriously, and this lawsuit demonstrates the Commission's commitment to this prohibition.

- Joe Seiner

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