The Miami-based travel and entertainment company Entertainment Benefits Group (EBG) has settled sexual harassment and disability lawsuits for $925,000 and injunctive relief with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
EBG failed to provide accommodations to employees with disabilities and failed to engage in the interactive process required by law, often claiming that doing so would jeopardize its relationships with EBG’s business partners. In a second lawsuit, the EEOC charged EBG with failing to investigate allegations of third-party harassment and not taking corrective actions to cease the harassing behavior. The EEOC further contends that EBG retaliated against employees who requested accommodations, were associated with someone with a disability or who complained about harassment.
EBG will provide $925,000 in monetary relief to the victims. In conjunction with the monetary relief, EBG will develop a centralized tracking system for employee requests for disability accommodations; create a procedure for the handling and investigation of employees’ harassment complaints; and provide effective ADA and Title VII training for human resources, management and other personnel.
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