201501.14
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North Carolina Woman Fights Pregnancy Discrimination

North Carolina Woman Fights Pregnancy Discrimination Jamie Cole says she never wanted to leave her job. A certified nursing assistant, Cole provided personal care and services to nursing home residents at Sava Senior Care’s Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weaverville for two years. “I loved the residents and I loved my co-workers,” she said. “It was…

201501.13
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Piping Company Pays $65K To Settle A Discrimination Suit

Piping Company Pays $65K To Settle A Discrimination Suit EZEFLOW USA, a pipe fitting manufacturer located in New Castle, Pa., will pay $65,000 and provide significant equitable relief to resolve a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today. The EEOC charged that Iraq and Afghanistan U.S. Marine Corps veteran…

201501.12
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Federal Agency Sues Real Estate Companies for Retaliation

Federal Agency Sues Real Estate Companies for Retaliation DHD Ventures Management Company, Inc., a New York-based real estate management company, violated federal law when it subjected two black employees to a racially hostile work environment, then terminated them in retaliation for their complaints of discrimination, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a…

201501.08
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Former Jimmy Johns Employees File Suit Seeking Overtime Pay

Former Jimmy John’s Employees File Suit Seeking Overtime Pay Three former employees of a popular sandwich company filed a collective action complaint on Jan. 5, alleging they should have been given overtime compensation. Jay Rodriguez, Kerry Kavanagh and Peter Womack filed the overtime compensation lawsuit against Jimmy John’s alleging the company wrongly exempted them from…

201501.07
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Intel Assigns $300 Million for Workplace Diversity

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Intel Assigns $300 Million for Workplace Diversity Over the last year, Apple, Google and other big technology companies have faced mounting criticism by civil rights leaders about the lack of diversity in their work forces, which are populated mostly by white and Asian men. Now Intel, the giant chip maker, is taking more concrete steps to…

201501.06
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Former 49ers Football Employees File Age Discrimination Suit

Former 49ers Football Employees File Age Discrimination Suit Two former 49ers employees filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the team, saying they were fired because owner Jed York was trying to rebrand the franchise as a “startup” prior to the team’s move to its new stadium in Silicon Valley, according to court documents. The age…

201501.05
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Social Policy Could Be Hurting Women In The Workplace

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Social Policy Could Be Hurting Women In The Workplace Since Kerry Devine, 32, and her friends began having children, she has noticed a stark difference between her female friends in Auburn, Wash., where she lives, and those in England and Cyprus, where she grew up. In the United States, they almost all stopped working outside…

201412.30
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New Protections For Transgender Employees

New Protections For Transgender Employees Although many states, including Connecticut, have passed legislation, specifically prohibiting discrimination on the basis of gender identity, as currently enacted, Title VII does not expressly prohibit such discrimination. For this reason, since 1994, advocates seeking the expansion of federal protections for individuals on the basis of sexual preference and/or gender…

201412.26
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Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Filed Against Chicago Board

Pregnancy Discrimination Suit Filed Against Chicago Board The Justice Department  today announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Chicago Board of Education,  alleging that the board discriminated against pregnant teachers at Scammon  Elementary School by subjecting them to adverse personnel actions, including  termination in some instances, after they announced their pregnancies. According to the complaint, these…