201601.18
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We Must Never Forget Martin Luther King.

On this Martin Luther King Day we pause to remember the message of Dr. King.  Dr King preached a message of equality for all human beings regardless of their race, religion  or ethnicity. This is an especially vital message today as the  voices of racial and ethnic division and discord  bang loudly on their angry…

Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately?
201511.04
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Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately?

Have You Reviewed Your Employee Handbook Lately? Tips On What To Look For. Reviewing your Employee Handbook can be crucial to understanding how to conduct yourself at work, and often times off work as well. Federal and state regulatory systems have imposed new and recent obligations on employers that need to be included in handbooks. Below is…

Armani Faces $75 Million Discrimination Lawsuit
201509.15
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Armani Faces $75 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Armani Faces $75 Million Discrimination Lawsuit Giorgio Armani discriminated against its general counsel because he’s Mexican — and then fired him after he was diagnosed with colon cancer, a $75 million lawsuit says. “The Armani brand is associated with high fashion and understated elegance,” the Manhattan Supreme Court suit says, “but there was nothing elevated…

Target To Pay $2.8 Million For Discriminatory Hiring Tests
201508.25
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Target To Pay $2.8 Million For Discriminatory Hiring Tests

Target To Pay $2.8 Million For Discriminatory Hiring Tests The retail giant’s former employment tests discriminated on the basis of race and sex and violated the Americans With Disabilities Act. Some of the tests that Target once used to assess job applicants were big no-nos, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency announced…

Bedford Weaving, Inc. Sued For Disability Discrimination
201508.17
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Bedford Weaving, Inc. Sued For Disability Discrimination

Bedford Weaving, Inc. Sued For Disability Discrimination Bedford Weaving, Inc., a broad loom fabric weaving manufacturer, violated federal law when it asked an applicant for genetic information and made illegal medical inquiries, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it filed today. The suit also alleged Bedford Weaving failed to hire…

Justice Department To Put A Stop To Disability Discrimination
201507.22
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Justice Department To Put A Stop To Disability Discrimination

Justice Department To Put A Stop To Disability Discrimination The Justice Department announced today that, as part of its Barrier Free Health Care Initiative, it has reached three additional settlements with health care providers to ensure that they are complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The announcement comes as the department marks the…

201504.27
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Powerful Online Thread Reveals What It’s Like To Be Disabled

Powerful Online Thread Reveals What It’s Like To Be Disabled The Internet community reddit has become a destination for all kinds of arcane topics, including cats dressed up as lobsters, creepy things found at garage sales, and people riding invisible bicycles. But once in a while, the forum also hosts a conversations that connects people with different life experiences in…

201502.02
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25th Anniversary: Americans With Disabilities Act

25th Anniversary: Americans With Disabilities Act Twenty-five years ago, our nation committed itself to the elimination of discrimination against people with disabilities—through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  The U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division is proud to play a critical role in enforcing the ADA, working towards a future in which all the…