Recent EEOC Developments

The EEOC has been as busy as ever. Below are two recent discrimination settlements.


EEOC Settlement:  Race Discrimination at Construction Site

The EEOC has settled a case brought against yet another construction company.  The racial harassment case filed against Washington Group International, Inc. was settled for $1.5m.  The suit alleged that WGI created a racially hostile work environment for black employees and failed to take appropriate action to remedy the harassment.  $1.3m of the settlement will be distributed among 6 black former employees and $200,000 will be shared among 11 similarly situated individuals.  The alleged conduct is said to have occurred on a construction job site in Massachusetts.

Delaware-Based Conectiv Settles Race-Discrimination Claim with Philadelphia EEOC for $1.65m.


EEOC Settlement:  Age Discrimination Class Action Against Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications settled an age discrimination class action for $773,000.  The Maryland-based employer was sued for allegedly discriminating against eight employees ages 47 to 65.  The workers were fired during a reduction in force in October 2000.  The former employees had been paid severance packages, so the settlement amount constitutes only back-pay remedies.