Portland settles age discrimination lawsuit
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two former airport maintenance workers who sued the city of Portland, Maine, over alleged age discrimination have reached a settlement agreement.
After lawsuit deal, Tupelo officer is promoted, then retires
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer received a promotion and is retiring after she and a city agreed to settle a discrimination lawsuit she filed.
Iowa governor defends surgery law amid California travel ban
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor is defending a law she signed earlier this year that prohibits Medicaid payment for gender reassignment surgery after California's attorney general...
Audit blasts Colorado civil rights division on transparency
DENVER (AP) — The state auditor's office has found that Colorado's Civil Rights Division investigates discrimination complaints too slowly and that its Civil Rights Commission operates without...
Nepal’s sexual minorities say progress in rights has stalled
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal seized the lead in equal rights for sexual minorities in South Asia four years ago with a new constitution that forbids all discrimination based on sexual...
Arizona artists win suit over same-sex wedding invitations
PHOENIX (AP) — The free speech rights of two Christian artists who make wedding invitations were violated by an anti-discrimination ordinance in Phoenix that makes it illegal to refuse service to...
Black EMS captains file suit alleging racial discrimination
CLEVELAND (AP) — Five black captains in Cleveland's emergency medical services division have sued the city and its EMS commissioner alleging racial discrimination.
2 city ex-workers say they were fired because they are white
MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Two former employees of a southwest Mississippi city are pursuing legal action, claiming black officials fired them because they were white.
Amazon criticized over racist reviews of soccer star’s book
LONDON (AP) — English soccer's anti-discrimination organisation and players' union have criticized Amazon for not removing racist reviews of soccer star Eni Aluko's memoir that were posted on the...
2 arrested in racist attack on black student at U of Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several dozen students at the University of Arizona on Friday protested campus police handling of a physical and racist attack on a black student this week.
Former Holy Cross coach, fired after 34 years, sues school
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The former coach of the Holy Cross women's basketball team who was fired in March after 34 years has sued the school, alleging breach of contract, defamation, age...
Club to compensate for discrimination against Cambodians
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Portuguese club in Rhode Island has offered to make restitution to people of Cambodian ancestry after an investigation shows they were subjected to discrimination outside...
Inter chairman Zhang defends his fans amid racism debate
GENEVA (AP) — Inter Milan chairman Steven Zhang defended his club's fans after some of them published a letter on social media in support of the rival fans who racially abused striker Romelu...
Study: Colorado leads in religious discrimination complaints
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A U.S. human resources company has reported Colorado leads the nation in complaints based on religious discrimination.
French referees keep right to halt games for abusive chants
PARIS (AP) — The French league insisted Wednesday that referees still have the right to stop matches in case of homophobic chanting, despite the national federation president urging them not to...
Connecticut school district investigating blackface photo
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district is investigating a social media post of a person in blackface.
Shelton schools Superintendent Chris Clouet said he received a photo at...
French soccer head urged to quit over anti-gay chants order
PARIS (AP) — Referees have been told by the head of French soccer to ignore a FIFA directive and no longer stop matches when there is homophobic chanting.
Jury awards $11.4M in racial bias case against Michigan
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury has awarded $11.4 million to a black couple who filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Promoter files 2nd lawsuit vs US Soccer over sanctioning
NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body's refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a...
Justices tuning in to cable television civil rights lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian and media mogul Byron Allen wants TV viewers to watch the channels his company produces — from one that runs "Judge Judy"-like shows all day to those dedicated to...
Bosnian capital holds 1st pride parade amid heavy security
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's capital, Sarajevo, held its first LGBT pride parade Sunday without incidents but amid heavy security to prevent violence from extremist groups, as...
2 ex-homicide prosecutors allege age discrimination in suit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two former homicide prosecutors who were among 31 staffers fired by Philadelphia's district attorney have filed a lawsuit against the top prosecutor and the city alleging age...
EEOC lawsuit accuses KU Medical Center of age discrimination
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal lawsuit filed Friday accuses the University of Kansas Medical Center of discharging an employee who reported age discrimination practices by a department...
Lawsuit: Airline accused white man of trafficking black son
HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A white North Carolina man says Frontier Airlines staff falsely accused him of sex trafficking his 12-year-old adopted son, who is black.
US House Democrats in Tennessee to hear about voting rights
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Democrats from the U.S. House Judiciary Committee are hearing from experts about barriers to voting caused by alleged racial discrimination.
Tupelo settles police officer’s discrimination lawsuit
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is settling a discrimination lawsuit filed by a police officer, and attorneys for both sides say the terms of the settlement are confidential.
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- Globe NewswireFirst Liberty Submits Public Comment in Support of Labor Department’s Civil Rights Protections for Religious OrganizationsSeptember 17, 2019
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- Globe NewswireLawsuit Alleges Village of Airmont, NY Continuing its Long History of Discrimination Against Orthodox Jewish CommunityNovember 29, 2018
- BusinessWireThe Law Offices of Daniel Feder: San Francisco Police Department Sued by Muslim Police Officer for Race Discrimination, Harassment, and RetaliationAugust 30, 2018
Detroit bailiffs in their 80s lose appeal over dismissal
DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan appeals court has rejected claims of discrimination by two men in their 80s who were removed as bailiffs at a Detroit court because of their health.
Lawsuit filed against county mental health agency
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — A former adult foster home licenser at Clatsop Behavioral Healthcare has filed a $550,000 lawsuit against the agency alleging gender discrimination and retaliation.
Niche home-sharing sites roll out welcome mat for minorities
Every few months, social media lights up with a story or viral video about discrimination in home-sharing: A host kicks out a black guest or cancels a gay couple's booking or doesn't respond to a...
Lukaku wants soccer authorities to do more to combat racism
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku called on soccer authorities to do more to combat racism after being the latest target of racial abuse that continues to blight the Italian...
Lawsuit by Muslim engineer settled days before Kansas trial
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A court notice shows the federal lawsuit filed by a Muslim aerospace engineer has been settled days before the trial over allegations of discrimination stemming from a party...
US files gender discrimination suit against Reno car dealer
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Civil rights lawyers for the U.S. government have filed a federal discrimination lawsuit against a Reno car dealership they say has created a workplace hostile to...
Lawsuit: Sanford Health pressured medical director to resign
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A former executive is suing Sanford Health, saying she suffered gender discrimination, was assaulted at work and that her supervisors pressured her to resign after she...
County GOP removes video that warned of Hasidic ‘takeover’
NEW YORK (AP) — A suburban New York Republican organization removed a widely condemned video from its Facebook page on Thursday that warned of a Hasidic Jewish "takeover."
Idaho AG signs on in argument against LGBTQ protections
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho's attorney general has joined the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws do not protect LGBTQ employees...
Ruling against towns in religious discrimination case upheld
PHOENIX (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a ruling that concluded two towns on the Arizona-Utah border had discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect, rejecting an...
North Carolina high court hears case on race, death penalty
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court began weighing a claim Monday by six inmates on death row who say they are there because of racial discrimination in jury selection — and who...
The Latest: NC court hears cases on racism and death penalty
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on North Carolina Supreme Court hearings about race and the death penalty (all times local):
Idaho agency: Worker’s lawsuit involves illegal recordings
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Recordings made by a worker of her unwitting colleagues at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game as part of a sex discrimination case are illegal and shouldn't be allowed in an...
Missouri attorney general: Law doesn’t protect LGBTQ people
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's attorney general believes that federal law doesn't protect LGBTQ people from discrimination.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt was among GOP attorneys...
Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's criminal justice system would be "overwhelmed" if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in an upcoming case that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional, the state's...
Ohio AG joins federal argument against LGBTQ protections
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's attorney general is joining the U.S. Department of Justice in arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court that federal civil rights laws provide no protection against...
Convict says life sentence discriminates against the young
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck man who was convicted of murder 20 years ago is arguing that a life sentence discriminates against younger inmates.
Ada County adds LGBTQ status to anti-discrimination policy
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ada County has expanded its anti-discrimination policy to include protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees.
Alex and Ani drops $1.2 billion suit against Bank of America
CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Jewelry maker Alex and Ani has dropped its $1.2 billion discrimination lawsuit against Bank of America that had alleged "gender bias and greed."
South African court restricts displays of apartheid-era flag
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's Equality Court on Wednesday restricted the display of the country's old apartheid-era flag, ruling that its gratuitous use amounts to hate speech and racial...