Category Archives: Discrimination
Top 10 Employment Discrimination Charges in 2017
A total of 84,254 workplace discrimination charges were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) nationwide during fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to the federal agency.
The EEOC said it secured $398 million for victims in the private …
1938 – Fair Labor Standards Act, which establishes the first minimum wage and forty-hour week.
1941 – Executive Order 8802 prohibiting racial discrimination in defense industries (Fair Employment Practices Committee.)
— 🔇 Autistic Lady (apparently a demon) 🌹 (@Alt_LeftAlabama) January 30, 2018
Doors open for gay MBA graduates
Doors open for gay MBA graduates Schools and employers want to tap into the LGBT+ talent pool.
Nick Deakin had a very specific reason for going to business school.
After working as a doctor for two and a half years at Barts hospital in central London, he enrolled on an MBA because he thought a commercial career would suit him better as a gay man.
NYC Human Rights Law protects New Yorkers who are victims/survivors of #domesticviolence, sex offenses, or stalking against #discrimination in housing and employment. Read: https://t.co/HkAZaHkuKU pic.twitter.com/II8W4xE97N @NYCCHR
— City of New York (@nycgov) January 29, 2018
Exclusive: 5 Women Sue Monster Energy Over Abusive, Discriminatory Culture
Another manager, Phillip Deitrich, regularly humiliated a female subordinate in front of co-workers and sabotaged her ability to work effectively, according to a sex discrimination lawsuit she filed.
He still has a job.
She left the company.
EEOC Records Drop In Job-Based Disability Discrimination Complaints
After two record-setting years, federal officials are reporting that complaints of disability-based job discrimination are down.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said charges of job bias related to disability dropped to 26,838 in 2017 from …
Female Shareholder Sues Employment Defense Firm, Ogletree Deakins, For Gender Discrimination
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. (“Ogletree”), one of the nation’s largest law firms specializing in defending employers against employment discrimination lawsuits, has itself been sued for …
Employment Appeal Tribunal dismisses government's challenge to a ruling that transitional pension arrangements for more than 200 judges amount to unlawful age discrimination. @MonidipaFouzder reportshttps://t.co/9CSIjo5Kee
— Law Society Gazette (@lawsocgazette) January 29, 2018
3 Things Every Company Must Do in 2018 to Attract and Empower Women Employees
Why we need to move from policy to action.
Elizabeth Kiehner leads the global design practice for IBMiX with multi-disciplinary experience in design and technology.
Most workplace harassment victims stay silent
Although the #MeToo movement is empowering victims of sexual harassment to speak up, most employees remain silent about inappropriate behavior at work.
Of employees who say they’ve experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, 72 percent did not report the incident, and 54 percent did not confront the person responsible, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.
One in 10 employees say they were sexually harassed at work – 17 percent of women said they’ve been harassed compared to 7 percent of men.
CareerBuilder surveyed 809 full-time employees in the private sector, and the survey was conducted through The Harris Poll.
More than half – 60 percent – of workers said they were sexually harassed by a peer, while 36 percent said they were harassed by a manager or supervisor.
Of the 46 percent of respondents who reported an incident, 13 percent said the situation stayed the same, and 9 percent said it became worse.
Former KCTV-5 anchor Karen Fuller files age and gender discrimination lawsuit
A former news anchor for KCTV-5 in the Kansas City area is suing the station’s owner for age and gender discrimination.
Karen Fuller filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., against the Meredith Corporation, owner of the …
Former KCTV-5 anchor Karen Fuller files age and gender discrimination lawsuit https://t.co/4aj1piCUEz
— The Kansas City Star (@KCStar) June 7, 2017
Maryland county must pay female engineer after discrimination lawsuit
A lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been settled after a judge ruled that a Maryland county violated the 1963 Equal Pay Act by paying a woman less than similarly qualified male counterparts …
Female engineer to receive $139,633 in lost wages following discrimination lawsuit
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, Md
A female engineer in Prince George’s County will receive tens of thousands of dollars in lost wages.
This comes after a discrimination lawsuit, filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
Des Plaines May Decide Tonight To Settle Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
Des Plaines aldermen tonight (Monday) will weigh the pluses and minuses of a proposal to settle a four-year-old case in which the city was sued by the U.S. Dept. of Justice over religious discrimination accusations.
The lawsuit stemmed from a 2013 …
Oak Park police facing discrimination suit, accused of wrongful arrest
OAK PARK, Michigan
Oak Park police are now facing a federal discrimination lawsuit.
It accuses an officer and the department of wrongfully arresting a young black man last year.
The alleged incident took place on May 31st, 2016.
The attorney for …
Rosebud Restaurants to Shell Out $1.9M to Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
After a five-year battle, Rosebud Restaurants, Inc. is set to pay $1.9 million to settle a racial discrimination suit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday, May 30.
A lawsuit filed by the EEOC in 2013 accused 13 Italian …
N.J. Town Must Pay Islamic Group $3.25 Million To Settle Discrimination Lawsuit https://t.co/dIyzd1tQ89
— NPR (@NPR) May 30, 2017
NJ mosque wins $3.25 million in settlement in discrimination case
The mosque and the Department of Justice, which both sued the township, argued that the mosque had met every local zoning requirement and that the town had made up new ones that applied to no other religious community.
On Dec. 21, 2016, a federal …
Called ‘crackers’ and ‘Hitler lovers,’ fired teachers file discrimination lawsuit against school
Two weeks after a Cirrus Academy special education teacher filed a lawsuit against the school, two former educators have filed another suit, also alleging that they were victims of racial discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Susan Campbell, of …
Discrimination lawsuit filed against local theater
The five-count lawsuit against the theater and two other defendants includes counts of unlawful discriminatory practice and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“One of the things that the Ohio Civil Rights Act does is it gives us a remedy to …
Italian Chain Rosebud Settles Race Discrimination Lawsuit for $1.9 Million
Rosebud Restaurants has reached a $1.9 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit alleging the 13-restaurant chain refused to hire African Americans.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Rosebud, as part of the agreement, …
CNN is ISIS.
CNN is also being sued for racial discrimination.https://t.co/K8DDOre6km
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) June 3, 2017
Judge rules against Bob Lobel in discrimination lawsuit against golf course
Lobel, who in recent years has been beset by health issues that make walking difficult, had filed a discrimination lawsuit against Woodland in 2015 after he was barred from taking a special cart onto the club’s putting greens.
Arguing that the ban …
Ex-worker sues, says bosses hassled her over her religion
A former employee of Miami Behavioral Health Center has just sued the nonprofit mental health provider on allegations of religious discrimination.
Jenessys Gomez, 37, says she is a follower of the Yoruba religion, the African ancestor to voodoo and …
Folks, your org culture *is* what your leaders model & what behavior gets rewarded. Huge props to AJ Vandermeyden: https://t.co/c3w1qvN6Sb
— Jez Humble (@jezhumble) February 28, 2017
Diddy responds to discrimination lawsuit against his TV network
Diddy has responded to a racial discrimination lawsuit that has been brought against his television network, Revolt.
The cable network are being sued by a group of former employees – who all served on the production staff of the televised version of …
Professor Files Sex Bias Lawsuit Against U of O For Pay Discrimination
Attorney Jennifer Middleton represents professor Freyd in the lawsuit. Middleton: “According to her own department studies, she’s paid $50,000 a year less than her comparable male colleagues.
So, this seems like a clear instance of sex discrimination in pay …
Nevada company settles male sex-discrimination lawsuit
A Nevada company settled a male sex discrimination lawsuit brought forth by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the commission announced Wednesday.
The commission claims that Ultracare Las Vegas terminated an employee’s …
Diddy’s Revolt TV Responds To Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit https://t.co/G5FGaGw3ah
— CertifiedBOOTLEG.com (@certifiedblog) March 23, 2017
Diddy’s Revolt TV Responds To Reverse Discrimination Lawsuit
Revolt TV is at the center of a recent lawsuit launched by Douglas Goodstein and four other former producers.
According to Page Six, the group of white men–each over age 39–are accusing their bosses of treating them “worse than other employees who …
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— The FADER (@thefader) March 22, 2017
City settles Muslim discrimination lawsuit for $1.6M
The city will pay $1.6 million to settle a 2013 discrimination suit in which several prominent Muslim clerics accused the NYPD of unlawful surveillance.
The Brooklyn federal court suit, filed by the ACLU on behalf of Imam Hamid Hassan Raza and …
Black Students Settle Racial Discrimination Lawsuit For $450,000
A 2015 racial discrimination lawsuit was settled between the University Place School District in Washington state and three African-American students for a total of $450,000, The News Tribune reports.
The three students—Jamal Welch, Elijah West and …
South Washington County Schools settles racial discrimination lawsuit for $75,000; district denies wrongdoing
Walker then sued in federal court claiming racial discrimination and retaliation in her contract nonrenewal.
Walker, who is black, claimed in her lawsuit that she had generally positive performance evaluations the first couple years of her district …
An important age discrimination case that SCOTUS may hear: can workplaces refuse to hire older workers? https://t.co/HacGiu7vxh
— Heidi N Moore (@moorehn) March 23, 2017
UP School District Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
Three families and the University Place School District have settled a lawsuit surrounding allegations of racial discrimination.
Filed back in 2015, related court documents claim the plaintiffs, all African American, experienced “racial name-calling …
Lawsuit alleges discrimination by Lapeer Township zoning code
LAPEER TWP, MI
A Lapeer Township church has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the community’s zoning ordinances bar the congregation from worshipping and violate the church’s constitutional rights.
Irish Oaks Community Church is leasing property at …
Have you heard about the latest racket for opportunistic trolls? Suing people for the words they use when they advertise their rental homes:
Attorney files 60 almost identical discrimination lawsuits against Florida home rental owners
FORT PIERCE, Fla.
An extra way to make cash, could end up costing you.
As home rental sites become more popular, a Contact 5 investigation found you could end up slapped with a federal lawsuit, paying thousands of dollars, for what you advertise.
Judge dismisses former Penn State prof’s sex discrimination suit
The federal lawsuit that accused Penn State of treating sexual harassment of females differently than that of males is over.
The university was the last remaining defendant in the suit brought by Jodi La Coe, a former architecture professor, in U.S …
Minority firefighters claim racial discrimination in lawsuit
The plaintiffs are six male members of the Fire Prevention Bureau.
In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs allege they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment and retaliation because of their ethnicity.
Five of the six plaintiffs — Jerome Boyd …
Georgia pays $225,000 to settle lawsuit alleging religious
State officials have confirmed that they have settled for $225000 a lawsuit filed by a hiring prospect who alleged a job offer was withdrawn after videos of his …
State of Georgia settles discrimination lawsuit with pastor for nearly a quarter-million dollars. https://t.co/Jf6OgMComa
— Baptist Press (@baptistpress) February 11, 2017
Christian Pastor Fired By State Of Georgia For Preaching Against LGBT Wins Big In Religious Discrimination Lawsuit https://t.co/qyXD4GR1qb
— Theodore Shoebat (@theodoreshoebat) February 10, 2017
Women at Sandia Labs allege discrimination in federal lawsuit
Several employees are suing Sandia Labs, claiming discrimination.
Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against the Town of Evansville
A former Evansville employee has filed a civil rights lawsuit claiming he was discriminated against because of his race and disability …
Mississippi lawsuit alleges disability discrimination
A Mississippi home health company discriminated against an employee with a disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in a federal lawsuit.
According to the EEOC, in July 2012, Joyce Dumas, a social worker and therapist with …
Teacher passed over 16 times for promotions because of his age, lawsuit says
A longtime teacher has filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against the division, claiming he has been repeatedly passed over for promotions to leadership roles that went to younger, less qualified colleagues.
In a suit filed on Jan. 18 in U.S. District …
Trial expected for Red Rocks federal discrimination lawsuit
Weeks after being hit by a federal discrimination lawsuit, Red Rocks Amphitheatre shows no signs of backing down.
People with disabilities said the city and county-owned concert venue has an area for handicapped seating but any patron, …
Discrimination Lawsuit against Presidential Executive Order Launched in California
It didn’t take long for discrimination lawsuits to begin flowing following President Donald Trump’s January 27 Executive Order barring citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the US.
To that end the American Civil …
KC Water Services ordered to pay $150K, with two more discrimination lawsuits looming
A Kansas City water department employee who sued the city for discrimination has been awarded $150,000 by a Jackson County jury, while two similar cases are headed for trial later this year.
The jury verdict Tuesday found that KC Water Services chemist …
— Robert Smith (@res416) February 11, 2017
Purdue comments on discrimination lawsuit
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.
Purdue University responded Thursday to allegations made by its former police Officer Tenecia Waddell, who accused the university of racial discrimination in its decision to fire her in June 2016.
A Purdue spokesman emailed a …
Woman alleges The Ritz Carlton Hotel New Orleans rejected application because of previous discrimination charge
The defendant allegedly refused to consider and rejected her application for employment in retaliation for filing a charge of age discrimination and filled the position with an individual who had not filed a charge of age discrimination or lawsuit …
Eastpointe looking to settle discrimination lawsuit
Eastpointe hopes to avoid a court fight and negotiate a settlement to a federal discrimination lawsuit, City Manager Steve Duchane said today.
The U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims Eastpointe violates the Voting Rights Act by …
Employee sues former employer for alleged age discrimination
Sherry L. Morrison of Kanwha County filed a lawsuit Dec. 16 in Kanawha Circuit Court against Providence Enterprises LLC, alleging violation of the West Virginia Human Rights Act.
According to the complaint, on Feb. 28, 2016, Morrison was discharged …
Fidelity responds to age discrimination allegations
The lawsuit claims that, since 2014, Fidelity has had a system in place that allowed consultants like Preston to note that they’d done work on a specific account so they could be paid for that work.
For the four clients mentioned by the corporate …
Lawsuit over CA law that requires website to delete age of actors on request https://t.co/Fdi1pratRZ
— Kevin Lapp (@Kevin_Lapp) January 11, 2017
IMDb Not Complying With New Law Blocking It From Publishing Actors’ Ages
Content-based restrictions on speech must be so narrowly tailored as to achieve the restriction’s purpose — in this case, preventing age discrimination — while minimizing the chances that the law will trample on speech that is unrelated to that purpose.
IMDb to California: You can't stop us publishing actor ages https://t.co/obR5aQHObq
— Tech News (@TechNews24x) January 9, 2017
— Michael Hinman (@MichaelBHinman) January 10, 2017
Internet Movie Database fights California age discrimination law
“Prejudice and bias, not truthful information, are the root causes of discrimination,” the lawsuit stated.
“This law unfairly targets IMDb.com (which appears to be the only public site impacted by the law) and forces IMDb to suppress factual …
Delray asst city manager fired day after discrimination lawsuit filed
That commission determined it was reasonable to believe Buzzelli had been discriminated against based on age and sex as well as retaliated against, according to a letter from the commission filed as evidence in Buzzelli’s case.
It isn’t clear when the …
Airbnb: 1M listings use booking service that stems discrimination on platform
SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb says it’s making strides in combating racism on the home-rental marketplace, pointing to the speedy uptake of a new feature that thwarts discrimination by rental hosts.
More than 1 million listings — one out of three — are now …
Airbnb Users Shouldn’t Have to Deal with Discrimination, And This Woman Is Working to Put an End to It
In 2016, Airbnb found itself at the center of multiple news reports surrounding claims of discrimination on the peer-to-peer home sharing platform.
After a group of Harvard University researchers found that it is more difficult for some Black people to …
CNN calls Trump racist on a daily basis then gets sued by African American employees for racist behavior and discrimination pic.twitter.com/1nU0JDWvXW
— Deplorable Fredd (@TRUMP_PREZ) December 8, 2016
Black New Jersey couple sues Barneys for racial discrimination
The racial discrimination lawsuit was filed Thursday in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
“Barneys has the temerity to look customers straight in the face and charge $1,200 for so called ‘designer jeans,’ and then look down their noses at the same patrons who …
United States: LGBT Students Face Discrimination
The 106-page report, “’Like Walking Through a Hailstorm’: Discrimination against LGBT Youth in US Schools,” documents a range of problems facing LGBT students.
The concerns include bullying and harassment, exclusion of LGBT topics from school …
— Ryan Thoreson (@ryanthoreson) December 7, 2016
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination
On November 21, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued its Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination, which outlines the agency’s guidance on the provisions of Title VII that prohibit national origin discrimination.
African-Americans claim discrimination in class-action lawsuit against CNN, Turner and Time Warner
Two African-American employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against CNN, Turner Broadcasting and its parent company, Time Warner, alleging racial discrimination.
The two plaintiffs in the lawsuit are identified as Celeslie Henley and Ernest …
Black Employees Suing CNN for Racial Discrimination https://t.co/IKHCaZp5zo
— Ƭαвιтнα Ɓℓιѕѕ ❤ (@BlissTabitha) December 8, 2016
— Stefanie Manley (@Stefeminism) December 8, 2016
Oxford affirms stand on discrimination
It goes on to note the city’s Civil Rights Code (Chapter 143) prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations on the basis of age, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity …
Steve Chapman – Time to end discrimination against gays?
This unprotected status is an anomaly under the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which forbids employment discrimination on the basis of “race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.”
African-Americans and other racial minorities are protected, Catholics and …
White Attorney Sues State Bar of Texas for Discrimination
A white attorney sued the State Bar of Texas governing board on Monday for discrimination.
Austin-based attorney Greg Gegenheimer brought action against several defendants representing the state bar because he claims they are violating the Equal …
Discrimination is no excuse for terrorism
I do not support religious discrimination. In fact, just a year ago, I personally experienced harsh religious discrimination on the very same campus as Artan for being a Catholic, pro-life law student who cares about the lives of unborn black children …
Latinos report more than twice as much discrimination as a decade ago
In a study published in the online journal Social Science & Medicine — Population Health, researchers found that 68% of Latinos reported some kind of discrimination from fellow Americans.
Researchers named anti-immigration laws like Arizona’s SB-1070 …
Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Settled
The Consent Decree also provides that the lawsuit can be reinstated if Port Jervis fails to amend its zoning laws to comply with federal law prohibiting discrimination and unreasonable impositions on religious freedom by January 23, 2017.
The Consent …
— AntiRacismDefamation (@antiracismantid) November 30, 2016
Age discrimination lawsuit dismissed against Montevideo hospital
In response to an argument from the hospital that Nelson did not have grounds for a case, a Chippewa County judge had ruled last month that the 10-year disparity qualified for a claim of age discrimination.
The judge also ruled that while Paulson could …
Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals To Rehear Discrimination Lawsuit
“The question is whether Title 7 of the civil rights act of 1964,which is our primary federal employment discrimination law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex-whether sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination …
U.S. appeals court to hear gay workplace discrimination case
A U.S. appeals court takes up a closely watched gay rights case on Wednesday in which an Indiana college professor who says she lost her job because she is a lesbian is arguing that federal civil rights law should protect gay people from workplace …
NASCAR Discrimination Suit Moving To NC
A lawsuit alleging NASCAR and many of its affiliated racing teams discriminate against African-American drivers and team owners is moving to North Carolina federal court after an agreement between the …
State attorneys: Immunity laws protect Utah schools from LGBT discrimination lawsuit
The lawsuit says Utah’s curriculum laws serve no legitimate state interest and violate First Amendment rights to free speech, 14th Amendment rights to equal protection and laws that prohibit sex discrimination and equal access.
“The anti-gay school …
State attorneys: Immunity laws protect Utah schools from LGBT discrimination lawsuit | The Salt Lake Tribune https://t.co/IF1Kb9WjZM
— NoBigGovDuh (@NoBigGovDuh) November 30, 2016
Former NYPD cop alleges discrimination at Long Island department
A former NYPD cop — now with the tiny Muttontown Police Department on Long Island — filed a notice of claim with the intent to file a $35 million lawsuit against the town and her boss charging discrimination.
Jennifer Lavin — a cop since 2011 for the …
Former attorney in AG office files discrimination lawsuit
A former lawyer in state Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has filed a lawsuit contending she was subjected to sex discrimination and recrimination under the state whistleblower law.
Laine Kaiser’s lawsuit filed in Franklin …Lexington Herald Leader
— Jonathan I Nirenberg (@employee_law_nj) November 30, 2016
U.S. Attorney Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit
The U.S. Attorney for New York’s Southern District says his office has settled a religious discrimination lawsuit against a city in Orange County.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard settles discrimination lawsuit – The Daily Progress
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a female engineer against Puget Sound Naval Shipyard alleging discrimination has been settled with the Navy slated to pay $144,000, apologize to the woman and institute enhanced training for shipyard managers.
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Ulster Savings Bank hit with racial-discrimination suit involving mortgages
The Fair Housing Justice Center bases its lawsuit claims on a two-year investigation into the Kingston-based lender’s practices using white and black testers who were sent in to inquire about mortgages.
“The investigation revealed that loan officers …
Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Discrimination
Two African-American employees say a Facebook data center in North Carolina systemically discriminates against black employees.
Two black employees file racial discrimination lawsuit against … – Economic Times https://t.co/XHuHKDEiSk
— SharePlayStationNews (@sharepsnews) November 30, 2016
Justice Department files discrimination lawsuit against Tinley Park
Tinley Park violated the Fair Housing Act when officials refused to approve a 47-unit apartment building targeted to low-income renters, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday.
Plans for the building, known as …
— Sally Strange (@SallyStrange) November 30, 2016
The city accepted pay $60,350 on Tuesday night to a break-in suspect to settle his police brutality claim. Jose Colon filed the lawsuit alleging law enforcement officer viciously attacked him long after he quit running away and withstanding arrest in an occurrence that occurred on March 17th, 2010 at a parking garage near St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. Police officers responded to the location and blocked the entryway and exit of the parking garage. All 3 of the suspects…
It likewise requires Regis to report the action it takes in reaction to any staff member’s complaint about discrimination. Regis likewise must publish a notification to …
Learn more about EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Funding
In his federal suit, John Blizzard, MD, declares St. Charles cannot accommodate his mental impairment, discriminated against him and unlawfully …