201502.25
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Employers Closely Watch Abercrombie’s Discrimination Suit

Employers Closely Watch Abercrombie’s Discrimination Suit Seven years ago, an Abercrombie & Fitch Co. store in Tulsa, Okla., rejected a teenage job applicant who wore a head scarf. The retailer acted, it says, not out of bias against Muslims, but because a manager believed the head covering violated its “look policy.” The Supreme Court on Wednesday will…

201502.24
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Silicon Valley Gender Discrimination Case Heads To Trial

Silicon Valley Gender Discrimination Case Heads To Trial Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the investment firm that has backed tech companies from Google to Amazon, will defend itself in court on Tuesday in a closely watched gender discrimination case that could lay open the inner workings of venture capital. Former Kleiner partner Ellen Pao accuses the firm…

201502.23
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Patricia Arquette Calls For Wage And Gender Equality

Patricia Arquette Calls For Wage And Gender Equality You always want to roll your eyes when someone breaks out a piece of paper during their Oscar speech. But after Patricia Arquette thanked her cast members and family while picking up her Best Supporting Actress trophy for “Boyhood,” she suddenly switched gears and brought down the…

201502.19
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Federal Agency Sues TN Recycling Company for Discrimination

Federal Agency Sues TN Recycling Company for Discrimination An international electronics recycling company and a local staffing agency refused to assign an employee because of her hearing impairment in violation of federal law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Com­mission (EEOC) charged in a discrimination lawsuit it filed today. In its complaint, the EEOC charges that…

201502.17
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Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Miami Restaurant

Age Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Miami Restaurant Seasons 52, a national restaurant chain and one of the Darden restaurant brands, engaged in a nationwide pattern or practice of age discrimination in hiring hourly employees, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today. The EEOC’s lawsuit alleged that since at least…

201502.16
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Lahey Clinic Settles Discrimination Case With Labor Department

Lahey Clinic Settles Discrimination Case With Labor Department Lahey Clinic Hospital, Inc. will pay $190,000 to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination at its medical center in Burlington, Massachusetts. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that Lahey Clinic discriminated against 38 female housekeepers by paying the women…

201502.12
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Denver Discrimination Case Settles For $15 Million

Denver Discrimination Case Settles For $15 Million A federal jury Wednesday awarded nearly $15 million to seven Commerce City warehouse workers who accused a trucking company of segregating workers by race, calling blacks “lazy, stupid Africans” and punishing those who complained. Six of the plaintiffs are black, many from Mali. One plaintiff is a white…

201502.09
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Lawmakers: Discrimination Protection For LGBT Employees

Lawmakers: Discrimination Protection For LGBT Employees Arizona lawmakers have introduced a bill that would protect members of the LGBT community from employment discrimination for the first time in the state. It’s the same legislation that has failed to pass several times during recent legislative sessions. However, with same-sex marriage now legal in Arizona, lawmakers are…

201502.03
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Silicone Valley Venture Capitalist Files Sex Discrimination Suit

Silicone Valley Venture Capitalist Files Sex Discrimination Suit A former Silicon Valley venture capitalist is seeking $16 million from prominent firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a high-profile lawsuit that accuses the firm of blatant and entrenched gender discrimination. Ellen Pao, the former VC partner, has requested that her former employer pay millions for…