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Providence Alaska Medical Center Pays $220,000 to Operating Room Staff Laid Off Due to Age

Source: EEOC, EEOC
Date: June 5, 2009

Providence Alaska Medical Center has agreed to pay $220,000 and other relief to settle an age discrimination lawsuit on behalf of five workers laid off and denied rehire because of their age, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today.

Settlement in Alaska sex discrimination suit

Source: Bay City News, cbs5.com
Date: May 22, 2006

Officials of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced in San Francisco today that a $750,000 settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that claimed a manager's persistent verbal abuse of women workers is a form of sex discrimination. The lawsuit was filed by the EEOC against the National Education Association on behalf of three women who worked in the teacher union's office in Anchorage, Alaska. In a key ruling in the case, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled last year that abusive conduct by an employer toward women workers can qualify as illegal harassment based on gender even if the hostile comments don't include sexual references.

Suit Alleges Bias at UAF

Source: Dan Rice, Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
Date: October 7, 2003

A former University of Alaska attorney has sued the university, President Mark Hamilton and two other university officials on claims he was denied promotions and eventually lost his job because he is black. Paul Eaglin, who was fired in May 2002, filed a 31-page suit on Aug. 29 that accuses the university and individual defendants of procedures that unfairly excluded him and other black people from receiving appropriate consideration in hiring and promotion practices for upper-level university jobs. His claims include not receiving pay and benefits comparable to white employees in similar situations, being excluded from weekly meetings when topics such as his workload would be discussed, as well as retaliation, eventually in the form of termination, for speaking out against several instances of racial discrimination.

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