201501.16
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Florida Employee Alleges Discrimination At Westgate Resorts

Florida Employee Alleges Discrimination At Westgate Resorts A former salesman alleges Westgate Resorts had “an elaborate and detailed system of unlawful discrimination” that affected all of the company’s salespeople in the Las Vegas area. Las Vegas resident Charles Layne made the allegation in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday against the Florida-based company, which operates two…

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…

201501.06
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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…

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…

201412.18
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Discrimination Lawsuit Is Filed Against Texas GOP Rep.

Discrimination Lawsuit Is Filed Against Texas GOP Rep. Texas GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold is being sued by his former spokeswoman over allegations of gender discrimination and that he created a hostile work environment and improperly fired her after she complained. Lauren Greene, Farenthold’s communications director until July, claims another Farenthold aide said the lawmaker had…

201412.17
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Wal-Mart Faces New Pregnancy Discrimination Charges

Wal-Mart Faces New Pregnancy Discrimination Charges Last March, after months of very public pressure from shareholders and a class-action complaint by advocates for women and workers’ rights, Wal-Mart quietly changed its policy to begin to provide reasonable accommodations to pregnant workers so they could stay on the job rather than be forced into taking unpaid leave. On Wednesday,…

201412.08
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Miami Commission Bans Gender Identity Discrimination

Miami Commission Bans Gender Identity Discrimination Sixteen years after a sharply divided Miami-Dade County Commission banned discrimination based on sexual orientation, a far more united board on Tuesday overwhelmingly extended the ban to prohibit discrimination based on gender identity and expression. The 8-3 vote, after more than four hours of debate and public comments, prompted…

201412.05
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6 Things You Should Know About Pregnancy Discrimination

6 Things You Should Know About Pregnancy Discrimination On Wednesday, the Supreme Court began to hear arguments in the case of Young v. the United Parcel Service: A woman named Peggy Young is suing UPS for violation of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, saying she temporarily lost her job as a UPS driver once the company…