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Prestige Care Inc., Prestige Senior Living, LLC, and their affiliates have been ordered to pay $2 million to settle a disability discrimination suit. The lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) who charged that the companies named had failed to provide accommodations for employees with disabilities as required by law. Details of...

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A staffing agency in New Mexico has been sued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allowing sexual abuse of women that were placed in jobs at the Albuquerque Police Department. Details of the Case Select Staffing in Albuquerque is set to pay nearly $200,000 and provide other relief to settle the EEOC’s sexual...

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Settling a race harassment case, Chicago-based fencing company, Driven Fence, has been ordered to pay $25,000 and provide other relief. The details of this racial discrimination case are graphic, yet many employees encounter this kind of harassment in the workplace — and elsewhere — making it important to discuss. When establishing a company culture and...

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A North Carolina-based nursery corporation is set to pay $12,500, as well as provide other relief, to settle a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding religious discrimination. Cottie Strawberry Nursery, Inc., the company in question, has been in the business of growing and distributing fruits and vegetables for over 50...

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An Orlando-based wellness company has been sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for firing an employee due to her pregnancy. Azul Wellness, LLC, which does business as Orlando Float, is not only set to pay $27,000 in order to settle the suit, they are also expected to offer equitable relief to the...

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We’ve previously written about mediation being offered for juvenile court cases, but this story takes childhood and adolescence mediation a step further. Students at a Massachusetts middle school have the option to resolve conflicts by participating in mediation led by other students at their middle school. This student-led mediation seems to be popular, with 20...

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The spending package for the 2020 U.S. budget included an exciting focus on worldwide peacebuilding: the Global Fragility Act. What Is It? The Global Fragility Act was introduced in hopes that it will provide an approach to preventing conflict that will include all aspects of the U.S. government. Areas in conflicts, especially violent ones, can...

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In Scotland, an electrical trade association called Select has signed a pledge stating they will focus their efforts on addressing conflicts before they escalate.  What’s the Pledge? The Conflict Avoidance Pledge (CAP) was brought into existence by various professional organizations in the United Kingdom. Over 100 companies and organizations in the construction and engineering sectors...

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Youth in Wayne County, Michigan who find themselves in trouble with the law now have a new option: mediation. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced a partnership with local mediation experts at the Wayne County Dispute Resolution Center. Who’s Eligible? This program is not open to everyone. Juveniles must be first time offenders and the...

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Titus-Will, a popular Pacific Northwest auto dealer, will pay over one hundred thousand dollars in a disability lawsuit brought on by the EEOC.  What Happened? The company allegedly allowed one of their employees to take a day off in order to undergo an MRI exam of his head. The man’s managers asked about the results...

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