Houston Club Ordered To Pay $139K In EEOC HIV Bias Suit

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 4:55 PM EST) -- A Texas federal court has ordered a Houston-area nightclub to pay $139,366 to a waitress who was allegedly discriminated against for being HIV-positive, in a case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

U.S. District Judge David Hittner issued a default judgment against Diallo's of Houston on Dec. 29, ordering the club to pay Felicia M. Parks $89,366 in back pay and other pecuniary losses, and $50,000 for mental pain and suffering. According to the EEOC's complaint, filed in September, Parks had her three-year employment...
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