Local News: August 24, 2023

- Corning, Inc. Agrees To $150,000 Settlement In Federal Sex Discrimination Suit -

Corning, Inc. will pay $150,000 and meet other conditions to settle a federal sex discrimination lawsuit. The suit was brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the EEOC. It alleged that the company failed to promote female machine operators in its Sullivan Park and Big Flats locations. The EEOC says Corning violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by denying women certain training opportunities given to men in the same jobs, tracking men for promotions, and adjusting its own eligibility rules to promote men over equally qualified women. In addition to the $150,000, the Steuben County company agrees to revise its equal employment policies and improve its anti-discrimination training. It must also accept and investigate all discrimination and retaliation complaints and report them to the EEOC. EEOC will monitor Corning’s compliance with the terms of the settlement for three years.

- Tompkins County Legislature To Vote On Opioid Settlement Allocations -

Eight Tompkins County groups will get the county’s opioid settlement money. The county legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee voted unanimously to approve recommendations from the county’s opioid task force. According to The Ithaca Voice, the county received a lump sum of $722,000 from the state to settle its numerous cases against opioid manufacturers and distributors. The allocations range from $132,000 to Opportunity, Alternatives, and Resources (OAR) to $7,000 to Ithaca United Soccer Club. The county legislature must approve the recommendations before the money can be distributed.

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