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…

201501.29
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Labor Department Proposes Sex-Discrimination Rule Updates

Labor Department Proposes Sex-Discrimination Rule Updates The U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule Wednesday to update the requirements federal contractors must follow to prohibit sex discrimination in the workplace, saying the revisions would align with laws, court rulings and societal changes that have happened since the guidelines were originally issued in 1970. The guidelines…

201501.26
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Federal Agency Sues Ruby Tuesday For Sex Discrimination

Federal Agency Sues Ruby Tuesday For Sex Discrimination International restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. discriminated against male employees for temporary assignments to a Utah resort, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a discrimination lawsuit filed today. According to the EEOC’s suit, in the spring of 2013 Ruby Tuesday posted an internal announcement…

201501.23
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McDonald’s Workers Sue Over Racial Discrimination

McDonald’s Workers Sue Over Racial Discrimination Ten former McDonald’s workers on Thursday filed a civil rights lawsuit against the fast-food giant — alleging racism and sexual harassment — in a case almost certain to test just how responsible McDonald’s is for the actions of its franchisees. The suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for…

201501.21
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Texas Housing Case Tests Civil Rights Doctrine

Texas Housing Case Tests Civil Rights Doctrine Demetria Johnson, a 32-year-old beautician, used to sleep on a couch at her cousin’s apartment in Pleasant Grove, a low-income neighborhood in south Dallas. When she came home from work, she said, she was often greeted by drunks in the parking lot and the occasional sound of gun…

201501.20
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EEOC Sues Catering Company for Religious Discrimination

EEOC Sues Catering Company for Religious Discrimination Triangle Catering, LLC, a catering and event planning company based in Raleigh, violated federal law by failing to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs and fired him because of his religion, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a discrimination lawsuit filed today. The EEOC says Michael…