ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Two court administrators have filed a whistleblower lawsuit against a New Jersey city for alleged racial and gender discrimination.
Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Union official: Black security guard fired from Wisconsin school for repeating racial slur getting job back.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Addressing an LGBTQ community fearful that their gains in equality are slipping, Democratic presidential candidates on Thursday promised an aggressive agenda to end workplace...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A seemingly divided Supreme Court struggled Tuesday over whether a landmark civil rights law protects LGBT people from discrimination in employment, with one conservative justice...
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...
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...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of legal briefs supporting fired funeral director Aimee Stephens at the Supreme Court use "she" and "her" to refer to the transgender woman.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A former employee is suing the Oregon Department of Corrections for almost $1 million.
The Statesman Journal reported Wednesday that Gary Sims says the department's...
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — A Muslim man who worked for a North Carolina coffee supplier alleges in a complaint that a supervisor called him slurs including "ISIS" and forced him to work extra without...
SHELTON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer says in a federal lawsuit he was subjected to workplace discrimination and harassment because of his ethnicity.
CHICAGO (AP) — Are older workers being discriminated against on the job? The answer appears to depend on the age of the person asked.
About half of Americans think there's age discrimination...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Democratic Tennessee lawmaker has been instructed to take "preventative action" after a House ethics panel found he violated the General Assembly's sexual harassment...
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — A court in St. Petersburg has sided with a transgender woman who has sued her employer over discrimination.
The ruling marks the first time that a Russian court...
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The longtime top lawyer for the Iowa Department of Corrections alleges in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that he has suffered workplace discrimination and unequal pay because of his age and Hispanic ethnicity.
SLIDELL, La. (AP) — A former LA Fitness employee in Louisiana says her supervisor called her Afro hairstyle inappropriate and used a racial slur before she was fired.
Aireial Mack tells news outlets a white assistant general manager at the Slidell gym used the slur in a text stating she was taken off the schedule because of her hair. The 26-year-old African-American says she was fired days after complaining to the general manager.
DETROIT (AP) — A civil rights advocacy group has filed a religious discrimination complaint against a Detroit energy company on behalf of a former worker who is Muslim.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement is straining many of the state and local offices tasked with policing workplace discrimination of all kinds.
Places such as New York City and Massachusetts have added resources to deal with the surge in complaints, but human rights agencies elsewhere say their small staffs are struggling to keep up with growing caseloads.
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Atlanta this week reaffirmed its decision that workers aren't protected against workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, though two of the 11 judges strongly disagreed.
Gerald Lynn Bostock asserted in a lawsuit originally filed in May 2016 that he was fired from his job as a court child welfare services coordinator in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, because he's gay.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former aerial dancer at Walt Disney World has sued the resort alleging gender discrimination, saying she was fired after she became pregnant with twins and went on an 11-month leave.
Krista Crowder filed the lawsuit in state court in Orlando last week.
In the lawsuit, Crowder says she was a performer in the Festival of the Lion King show at Disney's Animal Kingdom park. She took maternity leave in 2015 and wasn't medically cleared to return to work until the next year.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An employee of Rhode Island's Newport Grand Casino has alleged she has been paid significantly less than a younger male employee with the same job and filed a discrimination lawsuit against the facility on Wednesday.
The casino violated federal and state laws banning workplace discrimination based on gender and age, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island and an attorney representing Narragansett resident Paula Borrelli.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will investigate allegations that pregnant women have been the victims of workplace discrimination.
The Democrat announced Wednesday that he has directed the Division of Human Rights to look into allegations of pregnancy-related discrimination by several major companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that businesses can prohibit their workers from banding together in disputes over pay and conditions in the workplace, a decision that affects an estimated 25 million non-unionized employees.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A state panel in Ohio says General Motors Corp. didn't do enough after nooses and racist graffiti were discovered at its transmission plant in Toledo.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission says its investigation found nooses were left in the plant at least three times last year and that white employees used racial slurs about black co-workers.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says the Democrat is backing a package of forthcoming legislation that's designed to improve protections in Pennsylvania against workplace sexual harassment and discrimination.
Wolf's announcement Thursday with Democratic lawmakers comes amid revelations of misconduct allegations against several lawmakers and state agreements to pay more than $3 million to settle sexual misconduct claims over the past decade.
DETROIT (AP) — A jury has awarded nearly $17 million to a former Ford engineer who sued the automaker for discrimination because he says two supervisors repeatedly berated and criticized him for his Arab background and accent.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democrat-led Legislature on Monday passed a measure to promote equal pay for workers doing the same job regardless of gender.
Bipartisan majorities in the Assembly and Senate passed the legislation, which now heads to Gov. Phil Murphy. The Democrat has said he would sign equal pay legislation.
MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women's Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi.
Spanish women were staging dozens of protests across the country against the wage gap and gender violence. In Barcelona, protesters disrupting traffic into the city center were pushed back by riot police.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military members who harass or bully people on the job or online can now be certain of a permanent mark on their service record, according to a new Pentagon policy on harassment.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a new law prohibiting workplace discrimination against breastfeeding women (all times local):
A New Jersey business group criticized by Gov. Chris Christie for opposing a new law barring discrimination against breastfeeding women says the governor had bad information.
The New Jersey Business and Industry Association said Monday in a statement that Christie was provided "misinformation" regarding the group's position on the measure.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly-released statistics show taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers' offices between 2008 and 2012, including nearly $175,000 for eight settlements related to sexual harassment and sex discrimination accusations.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a lower court ruling that a federal employment discrimination law doesn't protect a person against discrimination based on their sexual orientation.
The court on Monday declined to take up the question of whether a law that bars workplace discrimination "because of...sex" covers discrimination against someone because of their sexual orientation.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — After one of his top aides resigned amid sexual harassment allegations, Gov. John Bel Edwards is creating a seven-member study group to review Louisiana's policies for handling sexual misconduct claims.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of America's most well-known companies are urging the Supreme Court to rule that a federal employment discrimination law prohibits discrimination based on a person's sexual orientation, a position opposite of the one taken by the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal civil rights law does not protect transgender people from discrimination at work, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a memo released Thursday that rescinds guidance issued under the Obama administration.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 bars workplace discrimination between men and women but does not extend to gender identity, Sessions said. The Justice Department will take that position in "all pending and future matters," the memo said.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The federal agency charged with stopping workplace discrimination has sued Estee Lauder, alleging that new fathers at the beauty products maker get lesser benefits than their female colleagues.
The federal agency charged with stopping workplace discrimination declined to investigate a complaint alleging female Nebraska State Patrol officers were forced to undergo sexually invasive medical exams that were unnecessary.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — When 49 people were killed at a gay nightclub in Florida in 2016, Gov. Rick Scott publicly offered his sympathy to the victims' families and the LGBT community.
"These are individuals. Let's love every one of them," he said then.
Behind the scenes, gay rights advocates say his staffers went a step further, promising to pursue an executive order prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ state workers and contractors. More than a year later, no such order has been issued.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York City is getting conflicting advice from the government over whether a civil rights law covers sexual orientation.
The Department of Justice told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in court papers Wednesday that sexual orientation is not covered by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The law bans workplace discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
ATLANTA (AP) — With lower courts clearly split on the issue of whether employers may discriminate against gay and lesbian employees because of their sexual orientation, the question is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cutting and merging two agencies that investigate workplace discrimination won't reduce the government's enforcement power, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Wednesday. But Democrats pointed to what they say is President Donald Trump's broader effort to roll back decades of civil rights protections.
"Department of Labor is going to allow, now, discrimination to run rampant," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., told Acosta at a hearing on Trump's budget, which proposed the changes.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses and advocates for workers are forming a rare alliance against President Donald Trump's proposal to overhaul the way the government investigates workplace discrimination, part of what his critics say is a broader swipe at decades of civil rights protections.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers passed a bill on Monday that makes it tougher to prove workplace discrimination in court — a move that some lawmakers and the NAACP slammed as an assault on worker protections.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury on Thursday awarded more than $1.4 million to a former University of Iowa athletic administrator, ruling that the university had discriminated against her because of her gender and sexual orientation.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday began deliberating a lawsuit filed by an athletic administrator who accuses the University of Iowa of discriminating against her because of her sexual orientation.
The case went to the eight-person jury after attorneys gave closing statements in the lawsuit filed by Jane Meyer, a Hawkeyes administrator for more than a decade.
HIGHLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A former IBM employee who is deaf says a sign language miscommunication with his lawyer caused him to accept a lowball offer in an earlier discrimination lawsuit.
The New York Post reports (http://nyp.st/2owpPrO ) James Wang is suing attorney Andrew Rozynski for settling a workplace discrimination suit for $200,000 when Wang asked to settle for $200 million.
Wang blames this on Rozynski misreading his sign for "million" as "thousand."
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator said Wednesday that during her tenure she became concerned after noticing that female coaches who were fired were often gay and had become more open about their sexuality.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former University of Iowa athletic administrator was an outstanding employee on track to head a college program until she was unfairly transferred and later laid off for discriminatory reasons, her attorney argued Tuesday during opening statements of the trial over her lawsuit against the school.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The former associate athletic director at the University of Iowa will square off against the school in a trial Monday that centers on her claim that she suffered discrimination as a gay female who fought bias in college sports.
The trial in a lawsuit brought by Jane Meyer is expected to litigate whether Athletic Director Gary Barta's personnel decisions were necessary judgment calls or tainted by discrimination.